Dedicated to the conservation of the herpetofauna.


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.”

About PARC

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About PARC

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 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. The diversity of our membership makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort ever undertaken for amphibians and reptiles.

Reptiles (alligators, crocodiles, lizards, turtles, the tuatara, and snakes) and amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians) have suffered from a broad range of human activities, due in part to the perception that these animals are either dangerous or of little environmental or economic value. We know now that they are important parts of our natural and cultural heritage.

We hope that, after browsing through the PARC website, you will agree that reptiles and amphibians are worth our conservation efforts. Join the cause and sign up to become a member for free and attend a PARC meeting near you!

PARC is:

  • a diverse group of like-minded citizens, professionals, and organizations
  • an open forum for discussing herpetofaunal conservation
  • a national and international conservation network
  • a resource for everyone who values herpetofauna and their habitats
  • based on local, regional, and national efforts
  • an advocate of inclusive reptile and amphibian conservation

PARC is not:

  • a competitor
  • a funding organization
  • a policy maker

PARC is a unique conservation network because:

  • PARC includes all reptiles and amphibians
  • PARC is habitat focused
  • PARC includes all individuals, organizations, and agencies that have an interest in reptile and amphibian conservation
  • PARC focuses on endangered and threatened species and keeping common native species common

FAQ

How does PARC differ from amphibian organizations that have been formed to address the reported amphibian declines?

  • PARC includes reptiles under its purview as well as amphibians.
  • PARC is habitat focused, and is taking a strategic and cooperative approach to developing a broad-based conservation plan.
  • PARC includes state agencies and the private sector as well as professionals and enthusiasts interested in herpetology.
  • PARC will focus not only on endangered and threatened species but will also work toward keeping common native species common.

How much does it cost to become a member of PARC?
Membership in PARC is free.

How do I get on the PARC listserv?
The PARC listserv is reserved for members only. New members are automatically placed on the listserv Click here to Join PARC.

How do I get off of the PARC listserv?
Not all people want to receive messages from a listserv. Instructions for removing yourself from the listserv are included in the footer of each listserv message. In cases where you have more than one email address, and your sending address is different from the address subscribed to the listserv, this automatic removal may not work. If this is your situation, send your request to leave the listserv to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What types organizations and people are involved in PARC?
PARC includes:

  • Government Agencies
  • Herpetologists
  • Biologists
  • Educators
  • Reptile and amphibian enthusiasts
  • Concerned citizens
  • Industry Representatives
  • Conservationists
  • Conservation organizations
  • Zoos, museums & nature centers
  • Universities & research laboratories
  • Forest products industry
  • Herpetological societies
  • Pet trade industry
  • Environmental consultants & contractors

Does PARC focus on the conservation of endangered species?
PARC focuses both on endangered and threatened species and keeping common native species common in their natural environments.

 

Logo Usage

Approved by PARC National Steering Committee (NSC) 6-20-2001

The PARC logo is copyrighted by Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and its use is encouraged. Upon receipt of a written request and justification, the PARC National Steering Committee (PARC-NSC) will approve or deny requests for permission to use the PARC logo. Requests should be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In most cases, the PARC-NSC will approve or deny the request within one month of the initial receipt. Special situations may take longer if discussion among committee members is necessary. Use of the PARC logo is strictly prohibited without the written consent of the PARC-NSC. Any use of the PARC logo must be for a purpose that supports the mission and goals of PARC. If the PARC logo is used for acquiring funds, such as sales of t-shirts, hats, mugs, etc., all profits should be used to support the mission and goals of PARC. If the purpose for which permission was granted expands or changes in any measurable way, a modified request must be submitted to the PARC-NSC for approval.

 

 
 

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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.