Open nomination period for Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation: Nominations due Oct 27

It's that time of year to honor a colleague who goes above and beyond to conserve amphibians and reptiles! Award Name: Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation Prize: Engraved, commemorative plaque and $1,000 Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017 To Submit a Nomination: Use this Google docs form. It details the criteria by which [...]

Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Call for Abstracts

Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SEPARC) are now accepting presentation and poster abstracts for the 2017 SEPARC Annual Meeting to be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center Little Rock, Arkansas from February 16-19 2017. The meeting’s theme is “Aligning Conservation Goals” Topics can include conservation efforts, land management, species status reports, legislative or regulatory [...]

Reporting sick or dying amphibians or reptiles

The PARC Disease Task Team has created a system for people in the U.S. and Canada to report an incident of sick, dying, or multiple dead amphibians or reptiles. Simply send an email to: IMPORTANT: Include in your email: Your name and e-mail address (for any follow-up questions) What you saw Where it was [...]

Southwest Habitat Management Guidelines now available for purchase

The wait is over! Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SW PARC) is pleased to announce that the Habitat Management Guidelines (HMGs) are available for purchase! This long-awaited publication was unveiled and available for purchase at the SW PARC annual meeting in Alpine, Texas in August 2016. It is now available for online purchase via Amazon, [...]

Upcoming webinar: Conservation and management of amphibians and reptiles for U.S. national parks in the Northeast

The information provided in the webinar will be applicable to locations outside of park boundaries too and so will benefit any biologist or land manager. You are invited to join us for Conservation and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles for U.S. National Parks in the Northeast, a webinar sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Branch in the Biological Resources [...]

Open nomination period for Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation

Do you know anyone who conducts work in an active PARC region(s) and exemplifies extraordinary commitment to amphibian and reptile conservation? If so, now is your chance to nominate that individual for the Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation! Alison was PARC’s first Federal Coordinator. Her life was tragically shortened due to ovarian [...]

PARC needs your input

As you may know, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) sold out of the recent PARC technical publication Inventory and Monitoring: Recommended Techniques for Reptiles and Amphibians with Application to the United States and Canada. However, we continue to receive frequent requests for this popular resource. We investigated the possibility of an e-reader version (e.g., Kindle or [...]

North American team formed to address emerging diseases in amphibians and reptiles

The recent introduction from Europe to North America of the pathogen that causes White Nose Syndrome (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) has led to the decimation of millions of bats. However, bats aren't the only creatures dying in large numbers due to disease. Native herpetofauna - frogs, salamanders, snakes, lizards, and turtles – are in trouble, too. Viruses, [...]

New Habitat in Focus campaign: share your projects and success stories!

On the first day of Spring—March 20, 2015—Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) will be launching its new long-term conservation campaign: Habitat in Focus. The Habitat in Focus campaign is an entirely new approach to PARC outreach that concentrates on identifying, creating, managing and restoring high-quality habitat for herpetofauna. Here [...]

PARC’s Annual Alison Haskell Award-Nominations being accepted

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is seeking nominations for the Alison Haskell Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual in North America who exemplifies extraordinary commitment to herpetofaunal conservation. Alison Haskell was one such person. She was PARC’s first Federal Agencies Coordinator. Her tenure with PARC was tragically shortened [...]