April 2019 Newsletter

Department of Defense PARC Shutterfly

 The DoD PARC photographic website serves as a platform to share pictures of herpetofauna and their habitats for use in presentations, posters, pamphlets, fact sheets, and more for free. PARC members have added nearly 3,000 pictures to the website – including photos of more than half of all amphibian and reptile species found in the U.S. You must be a member of the photo website to download pictures. To join and/or contribute photos, please email chris.petersen@navy.mil

Upcoming Conferences

June 17 - June 20: 9th Hellbender SymposiumBlacksburg, Virgina
June 19 - June 22: 42nd Annual International Herpetological SymposiumBelize City, Belize
July 24 - July 28: Joint Meeting of Icthyology and HerpetologySnowbird, Utah
August 4 - August 8: 17th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater TurtlesTucson, Arizona

Conservation Action Plans

Conservation Action Plans (CAPs) are concise, usable 10-12 page documents for the management of a particular species. PARC is especially interested in developing CAPs for species that are at risk, but not yet listed and have created a template. DoD PARC has already developed two such documents (for the gopher frog and the spotted turtle). We are collecting information about CAPs already developed or in the development process in the southeast, and looking for interested parties to facilitate the creation of additional CAPs.

If you (or a colleague) are already currently working on a CAP for a species in the southeast, or if you are interested in getting involved in the process for a particular species, please email us at separc@separc.org

Submit Your Content!

We at SE PARC are excited to announce that we will be including member-submitted content beginning with our next newsletter. Our first contribution will be from the Amphibian Foundation! If you have an article, announcement, photo, or post you would like to share with other members of our PARC region, please send it to us at separc@separc.org