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The following is a list of herpetological societies where you will be able to find more help and information on iguana care, as well as help find or place an iguana that is need of adoption or rescue. Information that may be listed with each herp society is quoted from their web site or other literature from that particular society.

If you are a member of a herpetological society and would like it listed here, please contact us at anything(at)greenigsociety(dot)org. Please include as much information about your herp society as possible, including information about how you are specifically helping iguanas and iguana owners, what type of activities you participate in, contact information, website URLs, and any other information. Please let us know what type of contact information you would like us to list here and please write a brief description of your group to be listed here as well. Thank you for your help!

Areas listed in bold have at least one herp society listed.
Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado
Connecticut - Delaware - D.C. - Florida - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho
Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine
Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi
Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New York - New Hampshire
New Mexico - New Jersey - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio
Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina
South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia
Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming - Canada


Auburn Herpetological Society -


Alaska Herpetological Society - Email:


Tucson Herpetological Society -
"The Tucson Herpetological Society is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, education and research concerning the amphibians and reptiles of Arizona and Mexico."
P.O. Box 709, Tucson, Arizona 85702-0709


Central Arkansas Herpetological Society -
"The Central Arkansas Herpetological Society is a group of professional and amateur reptile and amphibian enthusiasts who enjoy sharing their interest in these animals with others. Founded in 1999, we have grown from a dozen members into a large and active organization."
P.O. Box 250756, Little Rock, AR 72225-0756


Southern California Herpetology Association -
"SCHA is dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of information and knowledge through literary and verbal communication regarding the collection, examination, management, treatment, propagation and conservation of herpetological specimens."

Northern California Herpetology Society -
P.O. Box 661738, Sacramento, CA 95866-1738, Ph: (916) 983-0652, President Linda Boyko
Rescue/Rehab Adoption Team:
(916) 486-4293 Iguanas - Sue Solomon
(916) 923-9747 Bearded Dragons, Water Dragons, Large Snakes - Mark Plotnick
(916) 421-5623 Arachnids, Chameleons - Craig Cooper
(916) 718-7927 Monitors, Tegus - Kathy Pierce


Colorado Herpetological Society -
P.O. Box 150381, Lakewood, CO 80215-0381



District of Columbia


Calusa Herpetological Society of South West Florida-
"Dedicated to Education, Conservation and Enjoyment of Reptiles and Amphibians"

Volusia County Herpetological Society -
"The Volusia County Herpetological Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of reptiles and amphibians, and the promotion of public education about reptiles and amphibians in the wild and as pets. All meetings and functions are open to the public."
P.O. Box 250553, Holly Hill, FL 32125-0553.

Central Florida Herpetological Society -
"The purpose of the Central FL Herp Society is to educate the members of the Society and the public in the areas of collection captive management, husbandry, and scientific knowledge of reptiles and amphibians."
P. O. Box 5350, Winter Park, Florida 32793. Ph:(321)-235-9376


Atlanta Herpetological Club -
"The Atlanta Herpetology Club provides opportunities and facilities to achieve a better understanding of reptiles and amphibians, educates the public and the membership about herpetofauna, and assists in the gathering of new information on amphibians, lizards, turtles, and snakes, including but not limited to herpetology surveys in the State of Georgia."

Georgia Herpetological Society -
"The Georgia Herpetological Society is moving forward in its efforts to re-establish its roots in conservation, educate the public, and network together people with an interest in herpetology or herpetoculture. The GHS is comprised of professionals, hobbyists, educators, and conservationists dedicated to sharing their love, enthusiasm, and knowledge with others."
GHS P.O. Box 103 Buford, GA 30515-1013



Idaho Herpetological Society -
"The Idaho Herpetological Society, Inc. is incorporated in the State of Idaho as a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional understanding of amphibians and reptiles."
P.O. Box 15221, Boise, ID 83715.


Chicago Herpetological Society -
"The Chicago Herpetological Society is a group of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. Its goals are education, conservation and the advancement of herpetology. Members have unique opportunities to further their knowledge of and participation in all aspects of herpetology."
2430 North Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL, 60614. Ph: (773) 281-1800.



Iowa Herpetological Society -
"The Iowa Herp society was founded in 1978 and has a long tradition of promoting herpetological education."
P.O. Box 13102, Des Moines, Iowa 50310-9998


Kansas City Herpetological Society -
Contact at: P.O. Box 118, Liberty, MO 64069
Phone: (816) 468-5609



Louisiana Gulf Coast Herpetology Society -
"The Louisiana Gulf Coast Herpetological Society, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the natural habitat and to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians, and to the promotion of their proper husbandry and captive propagation. The society emphasizes the education of its members and the public in all areas relevant to the appreciation of these unique animals."



Maryland Herpetological Society -
2643 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Ph: (410) 235-6116




Minnesota Herpetological Society -
"The Minnesota Herpetological Society (MHS) is a non-profit organization that attempts to further the education of the membership and the general public in care and captive propagation of reptiles and amphibians, educate its members and the general public on the ecological role of reptiles and amphibians, and promote the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. The MHS also conducts an adoption service for unwanted reptile and amphibian pets."






New York

Western New York Herpetological Society -
"A club based in Buffalo and Rochester, NY, concerned with care of reptiles and amphibians. Offers meetings, care sheets, adoptions, and general information."

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New Jersey

North Carolina

North Dakota


Miami Valley Reptile and Amphibian Society -
"The Miami Valley Reptile and Amphibian Society is dedicated to the education, care and preservation of reptile species world wide. As well as correct care and propagation of captive species."

Toledo Herpetological Society -
"The purpose of this organization is to educate the general public and the organization's members regarding the ecological role, proper care and breeding, and legal issues pertaining to reptiles and amphibians; to provide an open forum for the exchange of resources, information and ideas concerning herpetology; and to adopt guidelines for the proper care and breeding of reptiles and amphibians."




Philadelphia Herpetological Society -
"The purposes of the PHS include enhancing the education of the members and the general public in herpetology through the facilities of the Society, promoting conservation of all wildlife in general and herpetofauna in particular, whenever and wherever possible, providing information for the advancement of herpetology, achieving a closer cooperation and understanding between amateur and professional herpetologists, so that they may work together for the common cause of Science."
P.O. Box 52261, Philadelphia PA 19115-7261 USA

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Coastal Carolina Herpetological Society -

South Dakota



Texas Herpetological Society -
The Purposes of the THS include "promoting the discovery and dissemenation of knowledge of amphibians and reptiles, encouraging specifically the study of amphibians and reptiles in Texas, encouraging conservation of wildlife in general and of amphibians and reptiles in Texas in particular and stimulating fellowship among herpetologists of Texas and the Southwest."

East Texas Herpetological Society -
"ETHS is dedicated to the education of its members and the general public about the natural history, ecology, husbandry, conservation, proper care and treatment of reptiles and amphibians."



Vermont Herpetological Society Online -


The Green Iguana Society of Virginia - "We are a nonprofit organization, we depend on fundraisers & donations to help us raise money. We are located in New Castle, Virginia 24127. Our contact number is 540-309-9445. We take in iguanas only. Our job is to place iguanas in homes & remove them from homes that mistreat them, & educate people who need better understandings on the care of the Green Iguana. Please email us at If you would like to contact us by phone, please ask for Jessica."


Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society -
"The Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society (PNHS) is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Washington. PNHS is dedicated to the education of its members and the public, as well as the conservation, ecology, and captive care and breeding of reptiles and amphibians. The Society also takes an active role in legislative and environmental issues affecting these animals and their habitats."

West Virginia




Nova Scotia Herpetological Society -
"The Nova Scotia Herpetoculture Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating its members and the public on matters concerning reptiles and amphibians in captivity and in the wild."
c/o Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3A6.

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