Brandon Millichamp is the currently President of The Alberta Reptile and Amphibian Society (TARAS). In this episode, Brandon tells us about his collection including an interesting breeding project he is working on with the 3 species in the Leioheterodon genus (Madagascar hognose). The majority of this conversation is focused on the importance of having a well-function herpetological society in your community. Brandon talks about how TARAS has been successful in, helping government bodies reverse anti-reptile keeping bylaws, raising large grants for reptile conservation research, creating emergency action plans, and more. This episode will motivate you to get involved with your local herp society today!


Federal Laws and What Do They Control:  

Jane Goodall Act:  

Martinson, A. J. (2009). Modeling road mortality of prairie rattlesnakes and bullsnakes in Alberta (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/2937


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