Reptile and Amphibian Conservation
Reptile and Amphibian Conservation
Each and every person has the ability to help protect and work toward a conservation plan that helps to keep amphibians and reptiles from going extinct, as well as help to save and maintain their native habitats.
There are many organizations out there that have established programs that are dedicated to varying causes, all of which impact the conservation efforts of reptiles and amphibians. With your help, these organizations can meet their goals. If we all work together we can ensure that our children and generations to come will have the benefit, opportunity and means to observe, understand, and further protect the fauna and its environment.
"The message is simple: love and conserve our wildlife." Steve Irwin
This is not an all inclusive list and can be added upon. If you are familiar with a quality conservation organization and would like to see them listed, contact us and forward us a link to their website.
IRCF - International Reptile Conservation Foundation
The IRCF is a member-based organization that actively pursues the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and the natural habitat and ecosystems that support them in a variety of capacities depending on the project or program. IRCF support may include funding, mobilization of volunteers, and/or logistical assistance.
BIRP - Blue Iguana Recovery Program
The Blue Iguana Recovery Programme grew from a small project started within the National Trust for the Cayman Islands in 1990. It is now a partnership, linking the Trust with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment, the QE II Botanic Park, and two overseas Partners, the International Reptile Conservation Foundation and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Saving the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana demands a wide-ranging conservation effort, spanning habitat protection, captive breeding and release, research and monitoring, education and outreach, and all the planning, management and fund raising that is needed to keep this urgent work moving forward.
Collective ConSERVation is a non-profit group created specifically to aid existing wildlife conservation projects. Rather than focus on one specific project, Collective ConSERVation focuses on bringing awareness and funds to worthwhile programs already in existence. This approach allows us to help the critical projects with specific goals or groundbreaking work yet remain flexible to refocus our time and monies once a program has reached its targeted purpose. Unlike the office-based non-profits who solicit and administer funds; we are a hands-on conservation group connecting with the people and the animals, becoming actively involved in each program we support.
Durrell - Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Durrell strives to save the most threatened species in the most threatened places around the world. Biodiversity is essential for human survival and their aim is to ensure we can persist alongside the myriad of plants and animals that inhabit our planet.
Around the world, 63 endangered species have undergone major recoveries since the 1980s thanks to conservation. Durrell has led or supported projects on 12% of these!
Save The Frogs
Amphibian populations have been rapidly disappearing worldwide and nearly one-third of the world's amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Habitat destruction is the number one cause of amphibian population declines worldwide and the majority of America's wetlands have been destroyed or modified. To remedy this problem, SAVE THE FROGS! is Re-Frogging America by constructing actual wetlands for frogs and other wildlife.
PARC - Partners In Reptile Conservation
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is an inclusive partnership dedicated to the conservation of the herpetofauna--reptiles and amphibians--and their habitats.
Reptiles (alligators, crocodiles, lizards, turtles, the tuatara, and snakes) and amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians) have suffered from a broad range of human activities, due in part to the perception that these animals are either dangerous or of little environmental or economic value. We know now that they are important parts of our natural and cultural heritage.
NTCI - National Trust for the Cayman Islands
The National Trust has been "Protecting the future of Cayman's heritage" since its inception in 1987.
The Trust is a not-for-profit NGO created to preserve the history and biodiversity of the Cayman Islands. Through education and conservation they work to protect environmentally sensitive and historically significant sites across all three Cayman Islands.
AZA - Association Of Zoos & Aquariums
Reintroduction programs, by which animals raised or rehabilitated in AZA-accredited zoos or aquariums are released into their natural habitats, are powerful tools used for stabilizing, re-establishing, or increasing in situ animal populations that have suffered significant declines.Reintroductions may include animals that have spent some of their early life-stages being cared for in a “head-start” program that gives them a greater chance of survival than those born in the wild, those brought in for rehabilitations from illness or injury, or those that are offspring of animals that have had several generations cared for by AZA-accredited institutions.
ARC - Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
We are a national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.
Our vision sees amphibians and reptiles thriving in their natural habitats, and a society inspired and committed to their conservation.