• North Carolina Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation

Eastern Painted Turtle – © Kimberly Burge

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The 2021 NCPARC annual meeting will be held virtually this year via Zoom. The dates will be March 25 and 26 during the times of 12pm-1:30pm each day. The agenda is now available here.

Although free to attend, registration is required to be able to access the Zoom link to the meeting. Click here for the registration. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Visit our calendar to view or volunteer at upcoming events.

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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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