Learn about the PARC National Disease Task Team along with  their collection of herpetofaunal disease resources. Also find useful lists of grants and links.

PARC National Disease Task Team

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) have long recognized the importance of disease, with several PARC regions having Disease Task Teams. Responding to disease emergence often requires collaboration among government agencies, non-government organizations, universities, and the public, which can extend beyond PARC regions. Thus, PARC formed the National Disease Task Team.

Herpetofaunal Disease Resources

Here you will find a collection of Herpetofaunal Disease Resources compiled by the PARC National Disease Task Team.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) Monitoring

Environmental DNA (eDNA) methods (the isolation and identification of species’ DNA from an environmental sample) are increasingly used as a monitoring tool for aquatic and even terrestrial amphibians and reptiles.


Herpetofaunal conservation needs funding and there are many programs that support reptile and amphibian conservation and research. Check out the grant programs listed on this site for more information.


Check out these links for useful resources and connections at the national, international, and regional level.