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The Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research (SWCHR) is a Texas non-profit association created under the provisions of the Texas Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act, Chapter 252 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) and is governed by a Board of Directors. SWCHR has 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. The purpose and objectives of the SWCHR are:

1. To promote education of SWCHR members and the general public relating to the natural history, biology, taxonomy, conservation and preservation needs, field research, and captive propagation of the herpetofauna indigenous to the American Southwest;

2. To promote and support research and scientific study of herpetological species native to the American Southwest as a means to broaden professional knowledge of the various taxa and their ecological role throughout the American Southwest;

3. To disseminate scientific information and knowledge relating to the herpetofauna of the American Southwest to SWCHR members and the general public via the SWCHR web site and by other means;

4. To provide the best possible science concerning herpetological issues to regulatory and legislative bodies at the local, state and federal levels of government;

5. To promote and support legitimate and responsible herpetocultural activities throughout the American Southwest by hobbyists and naturalists as a means to increase the body of knowledge of native species;

6. To stimulate collaboration and encourage cooperation between all herpetologists (including academic, professional, wildlife agency, avocational, and hobbyist) throughout the American Southwest.

Trans-Pecos Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster) feeding on a Tomato Hornworm in Brewster County, Texas

  Trans-Pecos Copperhead  (Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster) feeding
  on a Tomato Hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata)  in Brewster Co.,
  Texas.                                                         Photo by Travis Dimler

We offer four levels of Corporate Sponsorship providing a level suitable for most businesses from the small home-based business all the way up to the large corporation. Your organization's participation in our Corporate Sponsorship Program helps support our programs throughout the American Southwest.

Because SWCHR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under the provisions of the IRS Tax Code and because no tangible goods or services are provided in return for your sponsorship donation, your sponsorship donation is deductable on your organization's annual tax return. We do provide you with written documentation of your sponsorship donation for your tax records. Please note that while your gifts and donations are tax deductable, membership dues ARE NOT tax deductable. Upon request, we will be happy to provide you with a copy of our 501(c)(3) tax exempt determination letter from the IRS.

Our Corporate Sponsorship Program is operated by PayPal through their secure subscription service. You do not need to be a PayPal member and all major credit cards are accepted. If you would rather, you may remit payment for your company's sponsorship by mailing a company check made payable to the Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research to:

Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research
Corporate Sponsorship Program
P. O. Box 624
Seguin, Texas 78156

All corporate sponsorships are for a period of one year beginning with the day your donation is made. Upon expiration of the one year time period, you will be sent an expiration notice and offered the opportunity to renew for another year, if you so desire.

Please select the desired level of participation from the options shown below:

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If you would like to further discuss our Corporate Sponsorship Program please feel free to contact us by email at or If you would like to discuss the program with us by phone, just email us us your telephone number and name along with the best time to call and one of our Board Members will get in touch with you.

We thank you for your continuing support of the Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research and our programs.

Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake - Crotalus molossus molossus Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus molossus)                                               Photo by Gerald Keown, SWCHR

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