ACTHA & REsearch
The ACT Herpetological Association provides grants to projects aimed at furthering herpetofauna protection and recovery, education, training, and research projects.
The Association raises funds through its annual Snakes Alive Exhibition at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Snakes Alive is a major event on the ACT calendar with over 4000 attendees each year, made possible by the many dedicated volunteers in the Association. Its benefits are twofold; Snakes Alive significantly raises the profile of herpetofauna in a positive way while simultaneously raising funds that are returned to the herpetological community.
Half of the funds raised go to the ANBG to support its education program, which is developing a strong herpetofauna focus, while part of the balance is used to provide financial assistance to students or others who are researching or promoting herpetofauna.
The Association has a strong interest in Corroborree frog research and breeding and has made financial contributions to support this cause.