• North Carolina Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation

Eastern Painted Turtle – © Kimberly Burge

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2022 North Carolina Congress of Herpetology virtual joint meeting with NCHS via Zoom, May 11-14th.  More info & pre-registration.

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We welcome everyone with an interest in herpetofauna, in conservation, in nature, or in all these combined to join our ranks and help us make a difference for the persistence of healthy amphibian and reptile populations in our state. Become a partner in herp conservation today.

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noun   |   her·pe·tol·o·gy   |   \ˌhər-pə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

A branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
A “herp” is a reptile or amphibian.

The Policy, Regulation, and Trade working group discusses regulatory and policy issues that impact reptiles and amphibians in North Carolina and makes recommendations to appropriate agencies.
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The Education and Outreach working group publicizes the science our RIMM group learns, gets the word out about our herp regulations from the PR&T group, and fosters an appreciation for herps in North Carolina.
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The Research, Inventory, Monitoring, and Management working group seeks ways to improve data access and collaboration between those involved in herp conservation to improve herp monitoring in North Carolina.
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