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.”




Herpetofaunal Disease Resources

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PARC Products by National Disease Task Team

PARC Products by Regional Disease Task Teams

Southeast PARC

Northeast PARC

Useful Websites

Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Other Resources


Job Announcements

Visit our job listings to discover opportunities working with reptiles and amphibians.

Work with reptiles and amphibians!

Full-time, part-time, seasonal, graduate programs and many more positions working with herpetofauna.

Herp jobs are posted as a service to the herpetological community.
Instructions for Job Submissions:
If you would like to list a job opening for your organization, please send the announcement to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
PARC's volunteer Web administrators aim to post your job opportunity within 24 hours.

Please review the following points that will help streamline the process:

Required actions

  • Please include a closing date in your announcement or state "open until filled."
  • If you do not have a firm closing date, notify us when the position is filled so that the announcement may be removed.
  • Announcements will be removed two months after the listed closing date, unless you request otherwise.

Helpful, but not required actions

  • If possible, please send your announcement as a PDF document attached to your e-mail.
  • The preferred file name is "yyyy-mm-dd.pdf"
  • Multiple announcements forwarded in the same e-mail should be distinguished by appending "a," "b," "c" and so on.

Instructions for Job Seekers:

  • The most current jobs are listed at the top and the web address of the listing reflects the date it was added to the list.
  • Please do not send applications or resumes to PARC.

Job Postings


Wood Turtle Intern

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, DC (Posted to PARC 8/15/17, Closes August 31, 2017)


Hellbender Technician

Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Corydon, IN (Posted to PARC 8/10/17, Closes August 28, 2017)


Flatwoods Salamander Technician

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Liberty County, FL (Posted to PARC 8/1/17, Closes September 29, 2017)


Volunteer Internships

Turtle Survival Center, Cross, SC (Posted to PARC 8/1/17, Closes August 15, 2017)


Science Writer/Outreach Coordinator

University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Posted to PARC 7/4/17, Open Until Filled)


Postdoctoral Researcher

West Virginia University Research Corporation, Morgantown, WV (Posted to PARC 7/4/17, Open Until Filled)


Calendar of Events

PARC maintains a running calendar of regional and national meetings and other herp-related events.

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have an event added to our list.


Email Listserves

PARC operates a national mailing list to keep members and interested parties aware of ongoing events, projects, and information related to amphibian and reptile conservation. If you would like to join this free listserve, please follow this link to add your email to the list.




Department of Defense (DoD) PARC

Department of Defense PARC (DoD PARC) is a new partnership initiative that provides a network through which the military installation biologists, natural resource managers, and professional herpetologists can work together to avoid future mission restrictions while providing stewardship for threatened and endangered herpetofauna. DoD PARC focuses on habitat and species management; inventory, research, and monitoring; and education, outreach, and training. It provides a framework for the effective management of amphibians and reptiles by the military services and their installations. DoD PARC's primary responsibility is to ensure that the DoD has the operational and logistical flexibility necessary for testing and training exercises.


Conservation Resources

Below are a few publications and resources developed by PARC partners and professionals involved in Reptile and Amphibian conservation across the US and around the world.




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.