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The Mission of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation:

"To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public-private partnerships.”

2014 Year of the Salamander

2014 Designated YEAR OF THE SALAMANDER

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fbConservation groups in partnership with PARC have designated 2014 as the Year of the Salamander

 

 

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Year of the Salamander

 

Conservation groups in partnership with PARC are designating 2014 as the Year of the Salamander

 

For questions or inquiries about the Year of the Salamander, email the planning team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Year of the Salamander Contests, Documents, Logo Items to Buy, and other Resources!

 

Check out our Partners Page to find out what all our partners do to help promote salamander conservation! (Consider becoming a partner; for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

2014 State of the Salamander - downloadable pdf - Read online via Issuu reader

 

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!

 

Outreach and Education Resources Page

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) - July

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June

To receive these newsletters as an email, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Monthly Calendar (Downloadable) - July

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June

Our downloadable monthly calendar will feature monthly winning photos from our photo contest (see below)!

 

Photo Contest (ongoing)

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!2014 year of the salamander calendar

 

Year of the Salamander items to buy!

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).

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Who is PARC?

Our membership comes from all walks of life and 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.