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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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CNAH The Center for North American Herpetology,Lawrence, Kansas.The CNAH web site covers amphibians, reptiles, turtles, and crocodilians.  With over 1,720 herpetologists registered ...

IUCN Amphibian and Reptile Specialist Groups A list of specialist groups dedicated to amphibians and reptiles. 

Hellbender Home Page Dedicated to inform the viewer about the Hellbender.

Cryptobranchid Interest Group Dedicated to the funding and support of research and conservation for hellbenders and giant salamanders. With the help of private donations from people all over the world, we have helped field researchers in their pursuit to better understand the natural history of these amazing giant amphibians.

Ambystomatid Academicians A site devoted to research, where biologists working with ambystomatid salamanders can network, share photos and new findings, exchange resources, and develop collaborations. We hope that the site will help bridge gaps between people working in academia and applied fields.

Amphibia Web provides access to information on amphibian declines, conservation, natural history, and taxonomy. 

PARC is a diverse, comprehensive partnership dedicated to the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and their habitats.

The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative studies national amphibian declines to determine how severe they are, their causes, and what we can do to stop them.

Amphibian Specialist Group IUCN/SSC'sstrives to conserve biological diversity by stimulating, developing, and executing practical programs to conserve amphibians and their habitats around the world.

The AZA helps to breed amphibians for reintroduction, provides educational resources and financial support, and promotes amphibian conservation. 

Amphibia Tree provides news from the community about recent research on amphibians. New papers are added regularly. News and research RSS alerts are available. 

The Reptile Database A new release of database - 9,831 species (up from 9,789 in April, i.e. plus 42, including resurrections etc.). 31,756 literature references (+441) including 386 papers published in 2013.

PARC Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.  "To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public-private partnerships.”

American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) We are committed to the conservation of Belize's critical wetland habitats and protected species, specifically Crocodilians, through scientific research and education to preserve wildlife for future generations.

The Herpetologists' League (HL) The Herpetologists' League, established in 1946, is an international organization of people devoted to studying herpetology -- the biology of amphibians and reptiles.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetlogists (ASIH)

Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH) The Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH) is a society of nearly 350 members (professional and non-professional herpetologists) from European and other countries. SEH publishes a quarterly journal Amphibia-Reptilia and Herpetology Notes, an open access online journal.

Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) Founded 1965, the HAA is dedicated to the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, particularly those of Africa. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the herpetofauna of the world. Members receive African Journal of Herpetology ..

Amphibian Species of the World (American Museum of Natural History)  Well referenced species profiles

Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) The Amphibian Survival Alliance protects amphibians and their habitats through dynamic partnerships worldwide. We envision a world in which the extinction of known threatened species of amphibians has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) The Amphibian Specialist Group strives to conserve biological diversity by stimulating, developing, and executing practical programs to conserve amphibians and their habitats around the world. This is achieved by supporting a global web of partners to develop funding, capacity and technology transfer to achieve shared, strategic amphibian conservation goals.

Froglog Conservation news for the amphibian herpetological community.

Amphibian ARK Our vision is the world’s amphibians safe in nature, and our mission is ensuring the global survival of amphibians, focusing on those that cannot currently be safeguarded in nature.

Russian Journal of Herpetology Russian Journal of Herpetology (founded in 1993) is an international multi-disciplinary journal devoted to herpetology.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

Public Library of Science (PLoS)  PLOS was founded as a grassroots organization and we are committed to remaining one, with the active participation of practicing scientists at every level. Every publishing decision has at its heart the needs of the constituencies we serve (scientists, physicians, educators, and the public).

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) 9,709 Journals -5,624 searchable at Article level -133 Countries -1,600,977 Articles







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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