Who is PARC?
PARC is an inclusive partnership of state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, museums, industry (pet trade, energy, forest products, and more), nature centers, zoos, universities, herpetological organizations, research laboratories, environmental consultants, and members of the public. The diversity of our membership and our focus on both common and at-risk species makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort ever undertaken for amphibians and reptiles.
What is a PARC endorsement?
PARC-endorsed projects are those that demonstrate the proactive conservation of amphibians, reptiles and/or their habitats through partnerships, and that have gone through PARC’s review and approval process. At PARC, we believe that conservation efforts are enhanced when partnerships are strong and diverse. Our work facilitates amphibian and reptile conservation efforts, but most on-the-ground conservation work is done by our partners. We want to formally promote these important contributions. Because these types of projects are frequently led by multiple groups at local, state, regional, national, and international scales, a PARC endorsement acknowledges that each effort is an important contribution toward the broader goal of amphibian and reptile conservation. PARC will endorse amphibian and reptile conservation projects that align with the mission of PARC and further our core values.
Why seek a PARC endorsement?
PARC is an internationally recognized network focused on amphibian and reptile conservation. Projects that receive PARC endorsement may use the name and logo of PARC in signage, communications, project reports, news articles, and other information materials. Endorsed projects will be included in PARC information compilations (e.g. lists and maps), with credit given to project leads. These compilations will in no way suggest that PARC is directly involved or that we should be credited for efforts in progress. PARC will promote endorsed projects on the PARC website or via social media sites, or in our annual report, email blasts, presentations given by PARC’s National Coordinators, and more.
Who can receive endorsement from PARC?
Current amphibian and reptile conservation or research-related projects will be considered when the criteria detailed below are clearly addressed in goals, objectives and intended deliverables. For research proposals and grant endorsements, PARC has a separate grant support letter process.
How should this information be provided to PARC?
Please complete the application form, include additional project documentation as desired, and submit the application package electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use this e-mail for any questions regarding this process or to make arrangements to share a project overview with the PARC Joint National Steering Committee or PARC Executive Committee.
TIMELINE: Please provide a complete application at least 8 weeks prior to the date that you would like to receive a response from PARC.