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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Author's Biography


Herpetofauna in the Kaluganga upper catchment of the Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. V.A.M.P.K. Samarawickrama, D.R.N.S. Samarawickrama, and Shalika Kumburegama. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(2):81-89(e41). 

 V.A.M.P.K. Samarawickrama



V.A.M.P.K. SAMARAWICKRAMA has about fifteen years field experience with herpetofauna and worked as an ecologist for the IUCN Sri Lanka County Office. His research over the past decade has been on taxonomical studies of herpetofauna, animal behavioral studies, and he has described a new species of lizard from the Knuckles forest region; his current research concerns the genus Lankanectes. Hobbies are nature painting, outdoor camping, bird watching, wildlife photography, and hiking.  


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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