Viper Specialist Group
Updates and happenings of the Viper Specialist Group. More about the VSG ...
In 2010, under the direction of Dr. Chris Jenkins, The Orianne Society teamed with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to form The Viper Specialist Group (VSG) – a group of viper specialists from around the world, to serve as a global voice for implementing viper conservation. At the 2012 World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver, Canada, the VSG met for their first in-person meeting to discuss things such as the structure of the group, to determine VSG regions, the state of the viper by regions, and to begin discussing the appointment of regional coordinators.
In these hard economic times, many of the "house-hold name" conservation organizations have changed their marketing approach and, often times, their approach to conservation.