Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is an inclusive partnership dedicated to the conservation of the herpetofauna--reptiles and amphibians--and their habitats. Our membership includes individuals from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, museums, pet trade industry, nature centers, zoos, energy industry, universities, herpetological organizations, research laboratories, forest industries, and environmental consultants. The diversity of our membership makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort ever undertaken for amphibians and reptiles.
PARC is organized into five officially recognized regional working groups that serve as the operating entities of the PARC network. Through this system, PARC can focus on national and regional herpetofaunal conservation challenges. Northeast (NE PARC), Southeast (SE PARC), Midwest (MW PARC), Southwest (SW PARC), and Northwest (NW PARC) working groups have been established to allow for specific communication within each region.
Each year PARC publishes an annual report to highlight its progress and accomplishments. You can download and read PARC's annual reports here.
PARC presents two awards annually: the Alison Haskell Award to honor extraordinary commitment to herpetofaunal conservation; and the Visionary Leader Award, which recognizes an individual for extraordinary leadership.
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Find out about PARC's guidelines and position statements on the sustainable use of herps, model regulations for herps, and the use of of herps in teaching.