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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Anon.





General Reptiles and Amphibians

CNAH The Center for North American Herpetology,Lawrence, Kansas.The CNAH web site covers amphibians, reptiles, turtles, and crocodilians.  With over 1,720 herpetologists registered ...

IUCN Amphibian and Reptile Specialist Groups A list of specialist groups dedicated to amphibians and reptiles. 



Hellbender Home Page Dedicated to inform the viewer about the Hellbender.

Cryptobranchid Interest Group Dedicated to the funding and support of research and conservation for hellbenders and giant salamanders. With the help of private donations from people all over the world, we have helped field researchers in their pursuit to better understand the natural history of these amazing giant amphibians.


Ambystomatid AcademiciansA site devoted to research, where biologists working with ambystomatid salamanders can network, share photos and new findings, exchange resources, and develop collaborations. We hope that the site will help bridge gaps between people working in academia and applied fields.

Amphibians General

Amphibia Web provides access to information on amphibian declines, conservation, natural history, and taxonomy. 

PARC is a diverse, comprehensive partnership dedicated to the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and their habitats.

The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative studies national amphibian declines to determine how severe they are, their causes, and what we can do to stop them.

Amphibian Specialist Group IUCN/SSC'sstrives to conserve biological diversity by stimulating, developing, and executing practical programs to conserve amphibians and their habitats around the world.

TheAZA helps to breed amphibians for reintroduction, provides educational resources and financial support, and promotes amphibian conservation. 

Amphibia Tree provides news from the community about recent research on amphibians. New papers are added regularly. News and research RSS alerts are available. 






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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.