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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Author's Biography


A new species of Carinatogecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western Iran. 2011. Behzad Fathinia, Rasoul Karamiani, Hamid Darvishnia, Naghi Heidari, and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):61-74(e33)


Hamid Darvishnia


HAMID DARVISHNIA earned a B.A. from Booali University of Hamadan and his M.S. from Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran (his thesis was on developmental biology). He is currently a faculty memberof the Department of Biology, Payam-e-Noor University, Talesh, Guilan, north of Iran. Darvishnia is interested in systematics, ecology, and ethology of amphibians and reptiles.


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 Dr Robert Browne

Dr. Robert Browne Chairperson

Dr. Browne established the Internet based ARC in 2011 and expanded it globally in 2013. Robert is committed to achieving the ARC's goal to provide for the sustainable management of amphibians and reptiles. He has a wide international experience in herpetological conservation and has published over 40 scientific articles on amphibian and reptile conservation. see Biography