About us

KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation was started up by Nick Evans in 2015, as a chapter of The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization. It is run by Nick, his fiancee’ Joelle, and mother- Elaine.

The aim of the programme is to create an awareness and understanding about these amazing animals that are so feared and misunderstood. We hope to encourage people to appreciate and respect these animals, rather than hate them.

We do this in various ways, such as:

  • Rescuing snakes out of people’s properties
  • Snake awareness & identification talks, for all kinds of groups
  • Frogging evenings!
  • Educational write-ups about snakes and frogs, on social media and in newspapers
  • And more!

We’re  driven by enthusiasm and passion, which will hopefully rub off on others!

Giving a talk at a kids holiday eco-club. Photo: Anna Mieke Van Tienhoven (Kloof Conservancy)
See? Snakes aren’t so bad! A group of children from a township that we visited last year.









About Nick

Nick has spent his life working reptiles from an early age, after being inspired by the late Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter).

He has spent many years in the field admiring all wildlife, and has had experience working as a herpetologist for Dangerous Creatures at Ushaka Marine World, Field Officer for the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Threatened Amphibian Programme, and has led people on expeditions around KwaZulu-Natal, focusing on finding reptiles.

He is now committed full-time to running KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, with help from his fiancee’ and mother.

A Black Mamba that Nick and Joelle removed from a wood pile in Kloof


About The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization

The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization is a non-profit, non-partisan, issue-oriented organization. Our members come from all walks of life, from all cultures, races and religious backgrounds, all motivated by a common cause, to reverse the dwindling spiral of life on Earth, and create a healthy habitable Plant on which all life flourishes, and of which we can be proud.

~Founded by the late, great, Lawrence Anthony (aka, The Elephant Whisperer)