Working Groups

Kenya Herpetofauna Working Group (KHWG)

Kenya Herpetofauna Working Group (KHWG)

The term herpetofauna is a branch of zoology dealing with reptiles (snakes, lizards, tortoises, turtles and crocodiles) and amphibians (toads, frogs and caecilians). KHWG members are volunteers who have special interest in reptiles and amphibians. The group promotes public awareness on the importance and conservation of reptiles and amphibians in the environment. Membership is free and open to individuals as well as groups such as schools, colleges.


  • Strengthen public education and promote awareness on reptiles and amphibians
  • Initiate and maintain a monitoring programme for amphibians and reptiles at Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas with the support of Site Support Groups in Kenya
  • Offer technical support towards conservation and management of reptiles and amphibians in Kenya

Events & Activities

A series of training sessions on the biology of reptiles and amphibians has been carried out

Scheduled field excursions focusing on key habitats and species will be announced from time to time

Join in our citizen science discussions on reptiles and amphibians on Facebook  -  “East African Snakes and Other Reptiles”

Log on to and learn more on our regularly updated free online resource “The Kenya Reptile Atlas

Comments and questions

Forward your comments and questions on amphibians and reptiles to:

Victor Wasonga – Email:;

Vincent Mikhail – Email:

Dr. Patrick K. Malonza – Email:

Beryl A. Bwong – Email:

You can also mail your comments to:

National Museums of Kenya, Department of Zoology (Herpetology Section), P. O Box 40658-00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Or:  Nature Kenya
P.O. Box 44486-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: or


Common reed frog by Victor Wasonga


South-eastern Green snake by Victor Wasonga