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There is a large range of organizations for amateur and/or professional shell-people.


Each of these has its own political and/or philosophical ideas. Some are directed more to popular conchology, others to pure professional science. You will need to decide for yourself where you best belong.


Most clubs have regular meetings where you can enjoy the company of fellow collectors and/or scientists in order to get the latest news, show your latest acquisitions, or exchange shells. Many also have a regular publication.


The list below is not exhaustive and will be regularly updated. If your organization is not listed, please e-mail us and we will link you.


EUROPE


ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE DE CONCHYLIOLOGIE
P.B. 307 La Fontaine
75770 Paris, France
Publication: Xenophora


BELGIAN SOCIETY FOR CONCHOLOGY
Buizegemlei 111
B-2650 Edegem
Belgium
Publications: Gloria Maris
Neptunea
www.bvc-gloriamaris.be


BRITISH SHELL COLLECTOR'S CLUB
c/Tom Walker, Membership Secretary
38 Redlands Road
Reading
Berkshire RG1 5HD
England
Publication: Pallidula


CENTRO ITALIANO STUDI MALACOLOGII
c/Civico Museo di Zoologia
via V. Aldrovandi 18
00197 ROMA, ITALY
Publication: Notiziario CISMA


CLUB CONCHYLIA
c/o Wolfgang Fischer
Martnigasse 26
1220 Wien, sterreich
Austria
Publications: Club Conchylia Informationen
Acta Conchyliorum
Club Conchylia Mitteilungen


CONCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
c/Ms. J. Reynolds. Hon. General Secretary
21c Loraine Road,
Holloway London
N7 6EZ
England
Publications: Journal of Conchology
Conchologists Newsletter


DEUTSCHE MALAKOZOOLOGISCHE GESELLSCHAFT
C/Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt 1
Germany
Publications: Archiv fr Molluskenkunde
Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozological
Gesellschaft.


MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
c/Mollusca Section, Department of Zoology
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
U K
Publications: Journal of Molluscan Studies
Bulletin of the Malacological Society


NEDERLANDS MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Van Schagenplantsoen 8
2741 E Waddinxveen
The Netherlands
Publication: Basteria
Correspondentie Blad


SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE MALACOLOGIA
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
Jos Gutirrez Abascal 2
28006 Madrid
Espana
Publications: Iberus
Resenas Malacologicas
Noticiario


SOCIETA ITALIANA DI MALACOLOGIA
c/o Acquario Civico
V 12 Gadio, 2
20121 Milano
Italy
Publications: Bolletino Malacologica
Notiziario SIM


SOCIETE BELGE DE MALACOLOGIE
Prestigious Belgian Society, A follow-up of diverse societies since the late 1800s.
Publishes the beautiful Novapex, in which numerous new species are described each year.
Contact Roland Houart .
http://www.societe-belge-de-malacologie.be


SOCIETE INERNATIONALE DE CONCHYLIOLOGIE
C.P. 1323
CH 1001 Lausanne
Switzerland
Quarterly publication.

JAPAN


MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN
C/ National Science Museum
3-23-1 Hyakunin-cho
Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 169
Japan
Publication: Venus
Chiribotan


NORTH AMERICA


CONCHOLOGISTS OF AMERICA


HAWAIIAN MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY


SOUTH AMERICA


CONQUILIOLOGISTAS DO BRASIL
Caixa Postal 15011
Sao Paulo
SP
Brasil 01599-970
Publication: Strombus
Ocasionais
http://www.conchasbrasil.org.br
http://www.conchasbrasil.org.br/strombus


SOCIEDAD MALACOLOGICA DEL URUGUAY
Casilla de Correo 1401
11000 Montevideo
Uruguay
Publication: Comunicaciones


ASIA


MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CHINA
P. O. Box 34-35
Taipei
Taiwan


MIDDLE EAST


ISRAEL MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY
C/O D. Korkos
P. O. Box 935
Kefar Sava
Israel
Publication: Levantina
Argamon


NEW ZEALAND


AUCKLAND SHELL CLUB
9 Otakau Road
Milford
North Shore City
Auckland 9
New Zealand
Publication: Poirieria


AUSTRALIA


KEPPEL BAY SHELL CLUB, INC.
P.O. Box 5166
Rockhampton mail Centre
4702 Queensland
Publication: Keppel Bay Tidings (Quarterly)


MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA
c/o Malacology (Invert. Zool.) Australian Museum
P.O. Box A285
Sydney South
N S W 2000 Australia
Publications: Australasian Shell News (Quarterly)
Journal of Malacological Society of Australasia.
Branches: Queensland Branch
Western Australian Branch
Northern Territory Branch
Victoria Branch

Member of green-trade Fresh Water Mollusk Conservation Society
We collaborate with unitas malacologica encyclopedia of life
We collaborate with following museums museum The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Univerisity Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Northern Territory Government National Museum of Nature and Science National History Museum Senckenberg