Year of the Lizard Partners

Year of the Lizard partners include any group that would like to join in our 2012 event to advance lizard conservation, education, or research. We would like to highlight your group by linking to it here. Likewise, we encourage you to advance lizard conservation by linking to our webpage, and using our materials (logo, State of the Lizard text) in your own endeavors. If you would like, you may submit an article for our newsletter about your group or a project that you are doing. If you would like to become a Partner with us, please contact us at:

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is an inclusive partnership dedicated to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats. Members come from all walks of life, and this diversity of membership makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort ever undertaken for amphibians and reptiles.

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust is the leading UK charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend. Our vision sees amphibians and reptiles thriving in their natural habitats, and a society inspired and committed to their conservation.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division (CT DEEP Wildlife Division) is a state agency that has developed a number of programs to manage wildlife and contribute to diversified and healthy wildlife populations throughout the state. The CT DEEP Wildlife Division is engaged in a comprehensive outreach and education effort to make the public more aware of the wildlife that can be found throughout the state. In 2012, the CT DEEP Wildlife Division also has made a commitment to inform Connecticut residents about the state’s native lizard (the common five-lined skink) through press releases, articles and a species profile in the agency’s bimonthly magazine, Connecticut Wildlife, and related events.

Herpetology Laboratory’ Bangladesh (hl’b) is a sister concern of the Society for Research and Development (SRD). hl’b is a non-profit organization. Our work is performed by a cluster of dedicated volunteers, mainly young people. All lab members are self-funding – working from passion and self-motivation. They are dedicated to improving herpetological knowledge and conservation. The lab is also working to improve research capacity on some colleges in less developed areas of Bangladesh. hl’b was established to increase research capacity, improve conservation knowledge and develop rural talent in herpetology among underprivileged young people.

The Horned Lizard Conservation Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to protecting horned lizards throughout North America. Our Mission is to document and publicize the values and conservation needs of horned lizards, to promote horned lizard conservation projects and to assist with horned lizard management initiatives throughout their ranges.

Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation is established in 2007. It is the first and the only registered charitable organization (IR File No: 91/9058) in Hong Kong related to Amphibians and Reptiles. Being a charitable organization, they aim to carry out the following missions: To prevent cruelty to reptiles and amphibians through education; To increase the public’s knowledge of amphibians and reptiles through our website and various activities, such as exhibitions, seminars; To promote the conservation of local species of reptiles and amphibians and their natural habitats so that the public can appreciate the ecological value of the local species; To promote public awareness of the crisis of endangered species; To carry out research and study on local amphibians and reptiles whilst emphasizing the importance of preservation of these animals and the environment; and To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.

The group originally formed in 1993 formerly known as the Agile Frog Group was re-named in 2007 to Jersey Amphibian and Reptile Group (JARG). The group’s aims are to: conserver through study and direct action, the native reptiles and amphibians of Jersey; Collect and collate herpetofauna records; Provide general advice on native reptiles and amphibians and their habitat management; and Raise awareness amongst the general public.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Bureau of Wildlife is responsible for managing all the wildlife species in the State of New York. The Bureau had its origin in the Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission established by an act of the legislature April 25, 1895, at a time when many wildlife populations were threatened. Today the Bureau of Wildlife is involved in the restoration, recovery and range expansion of several amphibians and reptiles, including the state threatened Eastern fence lizard, in order to stabilize and enhance populations for the enjoyment of future New Yorkers.

Societas herpetologica slovenica – Society for the study of Amphibians and Reptiles is a non-profit organization with the general aims of study and protection of amphibians and reptiles in Slovenia as well as education and popularization of these animal groups in the professional and general public. Regarding lizards, our research activities include field reptile surveys to determine species distributional ranges for the future Atlas of reptiles of Slovenia. Our members also give support to students involved in individual studies on the ecology of lizards. We organize and give lectures for general public, carry out workshops for school children of different age and participate as mentors on school or student field camps.

Texas Herp Naturalists aims to advance appreciation of herpetofauna and other wildlife and wild places in Texas, understanding of natural history and biological concepts, and support for conservation of plant and animal communities in Texas. Texas Herp Naturalists is a project of Michael Smith and Clint King, consisting of a website and a quarterly e-publication, Texas Field Notes, distributed free to subscribers.