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.”

Frequently Asked Questions About PARC



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?
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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.



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.