2014 Year of the Salamander
2014 Designated YEAR OF THE SALAMANDER
Year of the Salamander
Conservation groups in partnership with PARC are designating 2014 as the Year of the Salamander
Year of the Salamander Contests, Documents, Logo Items to Buy, and other Resources!
Video Contest Page – NEW!
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and conservation groups from around the world have designated 2014 as the Year of the Salamander. Through this unprecedented partnership, organizations and individuals will work together to raise awareness of salamanders as well as scale up global salamander conservation, education and research efforts. Here is your chance to get involved with the Year of the Salamander through two new video contests: "Salamanders Matter" and "Salamanders Are ..." – check out our Video Contest Page to find out how to participate!
We now have outreach and education products that were created specifically for the Year of the Salamander! We have face painting templates and notecards, a slide show and script, posters, and an educational packet for naturalists and teachers. We will continue to update the page with additional materials, as well as links to other educational resources. Please check back for updates!
Monthly Newsletter (Downloadable) - August
Monthly Calendar (Downloadable) - August
Our downloadable monthly calendar will feature monthly winning photos from our photo contest (see below)!
PARC is seeking close-up, digital photos of salamanders and newts, preferably in their natural habitats or within an educational or conservation context. One winner will be selected each month to be the featured photo as part of the Year of the Salamander online (printable) calendar. Runner-up photos also will be included in the calendar. Additionally, all submitted images will be considered for use in the Year of the Salamander website and monthly newsletter, as well as other PARC-related conservation, outreach, and educational efforts. Give us your best shot!
Visit the PARC store at CafePress store (www.cafepress.com/parcstore) to purchase our 2014 Year of the Salamander wall calendar and other items featuring our official logo!
Thanks to the Year of the Salamander Planning Team and Other Contributors!
Mary Beth Kolozsvary (Siena College); Dede Olson (U.S. Forest Service); JJ Apodaca (Warren-Wilson College); Michelle Christman (USFWS); Rod Williams (Purdue University); Thomas Gorman (Virginia Tech); Katherine Greenwald (Eastern Michigan University); Karena DiLeo (Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey); Brandon Ruhe (Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation); Ruth Marcec (The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians); Jacob Kubel (Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program); Kathryn Ronnenberg (U.S. Forest Service); Valorie Titus (Wildlife Conservation Society); Carrie Elvey (The Wilderness Center); Matthew Evans (Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute); Lynn Bogan (NYS OPRHP); Kirsten Hecht (University of Florida); Candace Hansen (Amphibian Survival Alliance); Xendara Haas (Blue Lion Training); MacKenzie Hall (Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey); Lauren Augustine (Smithsonian National Zoological Park); Liz Johnson (American Museum of Natural History); JD Willson (University of Arkansas); Marlin Corn (Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation).