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The Tucson Herpetological Society is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, education and research concerning the amphibians and reptiles of Arizona and Mexico. Our funding and efforts are made possible by both our members and the generous donations made by those that love what we do. As an officially registered non-profit, all donations are eligible for tax deductions based on your state laws.

If you are interested in making a donation to further our efforts, please use one of the following methods to contribute:

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Please send to the following address:

Tucson Herpetological Society
P.O. Box 709
Tucson, Arizona

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General Fund: As you can imagine, these funds keep the THS running in the most basic ways, such as bank fees, occasional travel reimbursements for out-of-town speakers at our monthly meetings, coverage for the special funds listed below if needed, conference and book sponsorships, etc. THS members get special discounts for books that we contribute to the publication of or that member authors offer.


Jarchow Conservation Award: This supports a lifetime/career achievement award including an honorarium of $500 for individuals recognized for their dedication the study and conservation of our region’s amphibians and reptiles. For more information, write or see our page about it:

Speakers Bureau: This supports the continued public outreach that educates the general public about our amphibians and reptiles. This includes milage for presenters/educators, educational tools, feeding education animals, printing literature, and whatever else may be needed for providing these services. For more information please contact Robert Villa at, or Ed Moll at

Charles H. Lowe Herpetology Research Fund: This supports our ability to help researchers and educators working with our local amphibians and reptiles for up to $1,000. For more information, including applying and past awards visit our page about it:

Mexican Tortoise Project: This is a group of researchers dedicated to the research and protection of Mexican tortoise species. Their funds are housed with Tucson Herpetological Society and disbursed to them at their request. Their work most notably includes designating habitat for tortoises; most recently Goode’s Thornscrub Tortoise  (Gopherus evgoodei), and continuing efforts to secure habitat for the Bolson Tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), North America’s largest terrestrial reptile. More information here:

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