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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.





NOTIFICATION:  This website and its affiliates are the official Internet website portals for the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal and our global conservation network.  We own all copyright, exclusive of authors copyright, produced by any proxy fraudulently presenting as Amphibian and Reptile Conservation including the fraudulent Amphibian & Reptile Conservation journal www.amphibian-reptile-conservation.org as published by the "Amphibian and Reptile Conservation organisation" as an unspecified group led by Craig Hassipakis. Craig Hassipakis has a long and dismal history of fraudulent activities, including recently committing perjury in an attack on our global conservation network, as we document see Internet Fraud

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal functions as a laterally networked, inclusive, and democratic conservation organisation to support and develop the sustainable management of global amphibian and reptile biodiversity.

We achieve lateral networking through a structure of interlinked and interdependent Chapters. Chapters support the principles of the ARC, and conform to standard Management principles. The ARC is coordinated by the International Chapter and other Chapters may be either Regional Chapters or Thematic Chapters.

Chapters are managed by Management Boards as not for profit organisations. Management Boards and all officials are subject to democratic oversight.

The International Chapter provides Management and Protocol guidelines for the other Chapters. A representative for each Chapter is included on the International Chapters Management Board. 

The International Chapter also provides Internet services for Regional and Thematic Chapters. These service include website hosting, search engine optimisation, URL registration, advice and protocols, and newsletter services.

Our lateral networking is Internet based with our copyright distributed throughout the ARC. Each Chapter has autonomy over the articles they publish, conservation projects, web site development, and other activities.


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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.