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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Founded in February, 2014, the Middle East Chapter of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARCME) www.redlist-arcme.org, adopts the principles, traditions, and practices of the global Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal www.redlist-arc.org      
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Amphibian and Reptile Conservation   builds herpetological conservation through our Regional and Thematic Chapters, fosters the empowerment and training of young conservationists through direct involvement in publication and journal management, and supports conservation initiatives.  ARC Chapters publish their own  Volumes of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal.   We encourage those with strong motivation and social skills, to become pioneers by forming Regional or Thematic Chapters of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.    

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 Herpetofauna of Iraq
Our "IRANIAN PLATEAU" Issue, Volume 9(1) is the first publication from the Middle East Chapter of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. The Iranian Plateau and surrounding coastal regions are home to a vast range of endemic and regional herpetofauna including vipers who tails mimic centipedes, along with Critically Endangered Neurergus newts, troglodyte salamanders, and marine turtles. For article summaries see Iranian Plateau
Some aspects of the ecology and natural history of Teratoscincus keyserlingii, Strauch 1863 (Lancertia: Sphaerodactylidae) from South Khorasan Province, Eastern Iran. 9(1): 58-65.  PDF
First record and range extension of Sistan racerunner, Eremias fasciata (Blanford 1874) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Hormozgan Province, southern Iran. 9(1): 54-57. PDF
A noteworthy record of translocation for Emys orbicularis persica (Eichwald, 1831) in southern Iran. 9(1): 49-53. PDF
Sexual Dimorphism of the Yassujian Lizard, Apathya yassujica (Nilson et al, 2003) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran. 9(1): 42-48. PDF
A conservation reassessment of the Critically Endangered, Lorestan newt, Neurergus kaiseri (Schmidt 1952) in Iran. 9(1): 36-41.  PDF
The amphibian fauna of Kurdistan Province, Western Iran. 9(1): 31-35.   PDF
First record of Apathya cappadocica muhtari (Eiselt, 1979) (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Iran with its natural history and distribution. 9(1): 26-30.  PDF
Conservation status of the Kurdistan Newt, Neurergus microspilotus, in Kermanshah and Kurdistan Provinces, Iran. 9(1): 16-25.  PDF
Sustainable Management of the Herpetofauna of the Iranian Plateau and Coastal Iran. 9(1): 1-15. PDF
VOLUME 9(2) THE HERPETOFAUNA of IRAQ -   For article summaries see Herpetofauna of Iraq 
First record and range extension of the saw scaled viper, Echis carinatus sochureki, Stemmler 1969, (Squamata: Viperidae), from AL-Basra, Southern Iraq. 9(2): 6-9. PDF
On the occurrence and range extension of the nominotypic form of the Arabian horned viper, Cerastes g. gasperetii, Leviton and Anderson 1967, (Ophidia: Viperidae), in central and southern Iraq. 9(2): 1-5. PDF


Herpetofuana of Iraq 9(2) - Iranian Plateau 9(1) - South America (see ARC site) - Mexico 7(1) -    Neurergus Salamanders 6(4) -  Sustainable Management 6(3) -  General 6(2) - Varanus Lizards 6(1) - Giant Salamanders 5(4) - Conservation Breeding Programs 5(3) -   Sri Lanka 5(2) -   Iran 5(1) - Supplementary Publications 

We publish all types of media associated with amphibian and reptile conservation - peer reviewed scientific publications, essays, opinions, and Internet based communication including videos, blogs and links.

There are no authors publication charges For Authors

We host a site dedicated to Neurergus Salamanders http://www.neurergus-conservation.redlist-arcme.org/

GETTING YOUR MESSAGE OUT  We have a globally significant email, social network, and Internet portal presence. We will provide your individual article directly to a targeted audience through our extensive email lists and other social networks.  

WORKING TOGETHER  We extend beyond publications to globally support the herpetological conservation work of individuals and organisations within a democratically based conservation community that embraces fraternity, independence, transparency, and accountability.

OUR LEADERSHIP  Our Chairperson Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani,  and Vice Chairperson/Coordinator Omar Al-Sheikhly, share a strong dedication to the conservation of the herpetofauna of the Middle East through many activities including research, field work, and publications. Our Management Board and Editorial Board include a wide range of herpetological skills and interests. Our leadership is subject to fraternal democratic election every 3 years. 
WE  ARE INNOVATORS  We function as a laterally networked, inclusive, and democratic conservation organisation to support and develop the sustainable management of global amphibian and reptile biodiversity. We use strategies and protocols that are powerful, effective and resilient. 
As a leader in innovation the ARC: 
2011 - Adopt sustainable management as a central theme and integrate with a Sustainability Project - Foster Reverse Innovation by basing in a developing country.
2013 - Adopt Lateral Networking for management, Distribute Ownership among our global community.
2014 - Enable authors to Creatively Contribute to their articles. 
Our International, Regional and Thematic Chapters are presided by experts in their fields with significant publication records and excellent track records of herpetological conservation, with support and oversight by inclusive, active, and powerful, Management Boards and social networks 
SOCIAL NETWORKING  Our websites, newsletters, articles and Social Networking Sites provide news of events, reports, and publications, that support the sustainable management of amphibians and reptiles.  
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     Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani

    Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani  - President

    Prof. Rastegar Pouyani is a highly respected expert on the herpetofauna of the Iranian Plateau, the Middle East and Central Asia.


     Omar F. Al-Sheikhly

    Omar Al-Sheikhly Vice-President/ ARCME Networking

    Omar Al-Sheikhly has a proven conservation record in the Middle East as a field team leader, wildlife expert, and photographer.