I successfully convinced a herp rescue owner to join PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) today… hopefully I can convince you to join too!
Become a member of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation!
PARC depends upon the help and support from its volunteer members. PARC’s membership involves all individuals, organizations, and agencies with an interest in amphibian and reptile conservation. Our members represent many different sectors including federal agencies, state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and industry. We encourage you to attend Regional and National PARC meetings and learn about the issues affecting herp conservation issues in your area.
Membership in PARC is completely free. As a member you will be helping to join a network of professionals and others who are interested in reversing the decline of amphibians and reptiles across the country You will receive a quarterly PARC e-newsletter, have access to read and post messages on our national and regional listserve, and be kept up-to-date on important issues affecting herps nationwide.
What they fail to mention (and is really a fringe benefit of joining) is the amazing field trips associated with the meetings- I got not just one lifer, but a handful on my latest PARC meeting field trip… gila monster x3, desert tortoises, tiger rattler, arizona coral snake and more because we had after hours access to a conservation area. Plus, you get to talk with the professionals in the field- its a great way to learn more about what professional herpetologists do/make connections (they’re all super nice).
Hobbyist? Student? Professional? Person just interested in herps/science? JOIN!
Did I mention its free? and the conferences are pretty cheap? because they are.
I’d really like to know how many people I convince to join/get involved… so let me know if you do :)