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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Anon.




We have developed a management strategy to build the ARC into a globally representative and democratic organisation that is a leader in its field in innovation. Basing the ARC in a highly biodiverse developing country is part of this strategy.

Bioregionalised lateral networking will assure that all ARC Regional Nodes have equal managerial representation, and we will preferentially support ARC Regional Nodes that protect the highest amphibian and reptile biodiversity.

In 2011 the Internet based Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal was established. In September 2013 the informal partnership managing the ARC led by Dr, Robert Browne was dissolved. more

In the spirit of the ARC, Robert with a global team are building an inclusive, transparent, and globally representative and democratic organisation. We are developing a management strategy that includes ownership of the ARC being be distributed among members of ARC Regional Chapters. 

Below are some of our current and future activities.


  • Our foundation management goal will be respecting and supporting our principles and contributors.   
  • The current extinction rate of amphibian and reptile biodiversity demands a globally inclusive We are creating a globally representative network of Regional Nodes. Each Node will have independent editorial and management boards, and creative control over publications including websites and articles.   
  • We will continue to implement  and improve our strategies. 


  • To provide globally for the Sustainable Management of amphibian and reptile biodiversity. 
  • To formally manage the ARC as an Internet based network of Regional Nodes. 
  • Operate with efficiency and be fiscally responsible.  
  • Charge economical publication fees based on regional economies.   
  • Raise funds to support the ARC and its conservation initiatives.  
  • Implement stakeholder ownership within Regional Chapters. 


  • Offering the best quality and and presented open access articles.  
  • Increased focus of our publications on Sustainable Management. 
  • Innovate to produce the best article submission, review, and publication protocols.  
  • To constantly monitor and improve our professional practice.  





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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