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Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

​​​About PARC

Painted turtle. Photo courtesy of the USFWS.

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), is a new, multi-sector partnership dedicated to the conservation of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) and their habitats. 

PARC was formed in 1998 to address these needs and to find solutions. PARC is comp​osed of representatives from: 

  • ​Federal and state agencies

  • Conservation organizations

  • Museums

  • Nature centers

  • Universities

  • Research laboratories

  • The forest products industry

  • The pet trade industry

  • Environmental consultants and contractors

PARC is not a funding organization or a policy maker, but fosters better communication and cooperation among groups that are interested in the conservation of reptiles and amphibians. PARC enables each and every person and group involved to become more aware of national and regional issues confronting amphibians and reptiles. PARC also gives individuals a better idea of how they, or their agency or organization, can contribute to conservation of herpetofauna and their habitats. The diversity of participants makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort ever undertaken for amphibians and reptiles.​

The PARC Mission

Tiger salamander. Photo courtesy of the USFWS.To conserve amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships.

For additional information, please contact:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
4255 Sinton Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
(719) 227-5200​