British Arachnological Society:About
From British Arachnological Society
- The BAS was founded with primary role of promoting the study of arachnids in the U.K. It brings together over 300 members in the U.K. who cover the full spectrum of interests from university academics through teachers to interested natural historians, with the latter accounting for the largest majority.
- The Society is a small charity with no commercial or political interests and thus is in a good position to provide balanced and impartial advice on the biology and ecology of all British arachnids. The Society has no paid staff and all of its activities are carried out by the members in their spare time.
- To further the education of the public by promoting the study of the Arachnida, especially spiders, pseudoscorpions and harvestmen.
- To maintain close co-operation and understanding between amateur and professional arachnologists.
- To publish the Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society.
- To maintain and extend the Society's reprint library.
- To encourage the exchange of information by all suitable means.