Amphibian & Reptile Conservation

The states are charged with managing all wildlife including amphibians and reptiles and the habitats on which they depend, and in recent years, this responsibility has grown.

Due to the development and implementation of State Wildlife Action Plans and determination of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, state fish and wildlife agencies have increased their efforts and conservation projects that benefit amphibians and reptiles particularly within the past 10 years.

Working through the Association and amphibian and reptile conservation partnerships, like Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), state agencies have been enhancing communication, coordination and capacity among state and federal wildlife agencies, NGOs, academia and others in order to address and improve understanding of amphibian and reptile populations and to address their management needs.

Through workshops, meetings and technical assistance, the Association provides support and capacity to the state agencies as they plan, prioritize and implement amphibian and reptile conservation actions identified in the State Wildlife Action Plans; identify and address research and conservation needs; and examine, update and/or revise laws and regulations pertaining to the uses of amphibians and reptiles.

> View products developed by AFWA's Amphibian & Reptile Subcommittee to aid in State Wildlife Action Plan implementation and capacity building

> Learn about AFWA's coordination with Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (PARC)

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