The purpose of the organization is (1) To promote and advance the conservation of amphibians and reptiles, their habitats and the wider environment on which they depend;
(2) To establish and maintain herpetofaunal nature reserves and to undertake habitat management and to promote thestudy of and appreciation of sustainable practices in such nature reserves;
(3) To execute, promote, support and publish research relevant to species and habitat conservation pertinent to amphibians and reptiles;
(4) To advance the education of thepublic in herpetological conservation and conservation of the environment;
(5) To advance the above mentioned objects in the british isles, europe and elsewhere in the world.