• To maintain and display a captive collection of snakes and other reptiles as a means of eliciting public interest in them and prompting the public to empathize with them.

  • To promote knowledge among the public on reptiles and amphibians and dispel the widespread erroneous beliefs about snakes in particular and, to this end, conduct awareness programmes targeting school children primarily and bring out low-priced publications with technical, semi-technical and popular contents on reptiles and amphibians.

  • To aid and assist research on reptiles and amphibians including the conduct of surveys to assess their status and distribution.

  • To undertake captive breeding of endangered species of snakes and other reptiles.

  • To canvass public support for the protection and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.