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Australian Museum – Herpetology Dept

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South Australian Herpetology Group

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FrogID

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FrogID is a national citizen science project that is helping us learn more about what is happening to Australia’s frogs.
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Whiting Lab

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We investigate the behaviour, ecology and evolution of lizards. We are part of the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.
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Illawarra Reptile Society

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The Illawarra Reptile Society is a well established & ever growing community of reptile keepers, breeders & enthusiasts
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Australian Society of Herpetologists

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The Australian Society of Herpetologists is the leading association for professional herpetologists in Australia.
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Australian Reptile Online Database

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The Australian Reptile Online Database is a searchable database containing information on all currently recognised Australian reptile species. Information/Data
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West Australian Herpetological Society

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The West Australian Herpetological Society Inc (WAHS) was formed to promote a greater interest and awareness of West Australian herpetofauna.
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World Congress of Herpetology

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The mission of the World Congress of Herpetology (WCH) is to promote herpetological research, education and conservation, by facilitating communication between individuals, societies and other organisations engaged in the study of amphibians and reptiles.
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Victorian Herpetological Society

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The VHS was formed over 30 years ago to bring together like minded reptile enthusiasts. The VHS is a non-profit organisation dedicated to learning and sharing all we can about reptiles. Victorian Herpetological Society
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Hawksbury Herpetological Society

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American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

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The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) is an international organization devoted to the scientific fields of ichthyology and herpetology.
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Herpetologists League

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The Herpetologists’ League, established in 1946, is an international organization of people devoted to studying herpetology — the biology of amphibians and reptiles. HL publishes two scholarly journals — the quarterly Herpetologica, which contains original research papers and essays, and the annual supplement Herpetological Monographs, which contains lengthy research articles, syntheses, and special symposia.
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Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

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To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public-private partnerships.
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AmphibiaWeb

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AmphibiaWeb provides information on amphibian declines, natural history, conservation, and taxonomy.
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Herp Nation

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Herp Nation Media is a Sacramento-based company committed to providing relevant herpetological content to the reptile and amphibian hobbyist community. We strive to serve these communities by 1) continuously creating and publishing rich, quality content 2) by providing educational rather than sensational media and 3) by promoting conservation and responsible interaction with the world’s herpetological resources.
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Amphibian Specialist Group

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The Amphibian Specialist Group is a global network of dedicated experts who donate their time and expertise to create a community from where practical amphibian conservation can be advanced based on a solid foundation of science. This global network consists of over 300 members in over 40 Regions/Countries enabling the ASG to act on a global scale.
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Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles

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The Convention promotes the protection, conservation and recovery of the populations of sea turtles and those habitats on which they depend, on the basis of the best available data and taking into consideration the environmental, socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of the Parties (Article II, Text of the Convention). These actions should cover both nesting beaches and the Parties’ territorial waters.
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Turtle Survival Alliance

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The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) is an action-oriented global partnership that is committed to zero turtle extinctions in the 21st century.
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IUCN Red List

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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. From its small beginning, The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding conservation activities of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. The introduction in 1994 of a scientifically rigorous approach to determine risks of extinction that is applicable to all species, has become a world standard. In order to produce The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the IUCN Global Species Program working with the IUCN Survival Commission (SSC) and with members of IUCN draws on and mobilizes a network of scientists and partner organizations working in almost every country in the world, who collectively hold what is likely the most complete scientific knowledge base on the biology and conservation status of species.
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Bd-Maps

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An up to date database of amphibian chytrid fungus records throughout the world, as well as additional information on the pathogen.
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lizardbase: Discovery through genomics and GIS

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An interactive resource for all kinds of biological lizard data and educational tools compiled by the scientific research community, students, and the general public.
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CrocBITE: Worldwide Crocodilian attack database

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CrocBITE, the Worldwide Crocodilian Attack Database is an ongoing attempt to compile all reported attacks by any crocodilian species on a human, the purpose of which is to better understand risk factors leading to such attacks and ultimately help to improve human safety and, as a consequence, crocodilian conservation.
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

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The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments.It allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet.
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The Reptile Database

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This database provides a catalogue of all living reptile species and their classification. The database covers all living snakes, lizards, turtles, amphisbaenians, tuataras, and crocodiles. Currently there are about 9,500 species including another 2,800 subspecies (statistics). The database focuses on taxonomic data, i.e. names and synonyms, distribution and type data and literature references. There is little other information in the database, such as ecological or behavioural information. The database has no commercial interest and therefore depends on contributions from volunteers. It is currently supported by the Systematics working group of the German Herpetological Society (DGHT) and a small grant from the European Union through the Catalogue of Life project.
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World Turtle Database

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The foundation of this site is a database of the location of every species of freshwater and land turtle that has been collected by a museum, private individual, or referenced in a publication. Our site is a continuation of the work done by John B. Iverson in his 1992 book A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World. Because the Web offers an interactive and dynamic publishing environment, we have supplemented Dr. Iverson’s original work with more mapping options and additional information for the general public, such as a glossary and pictures.
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Crocodilians: Natural history and conservation

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Crocodilians: Natural History and Conservation is the Internet’s largest crocodile site, established in 1995. Written by a crocodile specialist, it’s an ever-growing database of everything you need to know about crocodiles, including all the different species, their biology, conservation, how they talk, and even their captive care.
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European Field Herping Community

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Site for people interested in European field herping.
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Reptiles and Amphibians de France

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Information on the reptiles and amphibians of France.
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The Orianne Society

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Organization that promotes conservation of imperiled snake species.
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Crocodile Specialist Group

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The IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) is a worldwide network of biologists, wildlife managers, government officials, independent researchers, non-government (NGO) representatives, farmers, traders, tanners, fashion leaders, and private companies actively involved in the conservation of the world’s 23 living species of alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gharial in the wild.
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Amphibian Ark

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Amphibian Ark’s mission is to ensure the global survival of amphibians, focusing on those that cannot currently be safeguarded in nature.
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Amphibian Species of the World

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Taxonomic database of worldwide amphibian species
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Digital Morphology

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The Digital Morphology library is a dynamic archive of information on digital morphology and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography of biological specimens. Browse through the site and see spectacular imagery and animations and details on the morphology of many representatives of the Earth’s biota. This includes coverage of most extant herp families.
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HerpMapper

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HerpMapper is a not-for-profit cooperative project, designed to gather and share information about reptile and amphibian observations across the planet. Using HerpMapper, you can create records of your herp observations and keep them all in one place. In turn, your data is made available to HerpMapper Partners – groups who use your recorded observations for research, conservation, and preservation purposes. Your observations can make valuable contributions on the behalf of amphibians and reptiles.
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The Australian Herpetological Society
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Royal Exchange NSW 1225
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Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
Mitchell Theatre – 280 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Meetings held on the 4th Wednesday of every month, excluding December and January
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