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Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network - Réseau Canadien de Conservation des Amphibiens et des Reptiles

Welcome to CARCNET's Website on the Amphibians and Reptiles of Canada

Our Mission Statement:
In recognition of the inherent value of all native amphibians and reptiles, the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network (CARCNET) is devoted to conserving Canada's native species of amphibians and reptiles, and their ecological and evolutionary functions in perpetuity.


Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists,
Montréal, Québec July 23 - 28, 2008.

In 2008 The Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network/Réseau Canadien de Conservation des Amphibiens et des Reptiles (CARCNET/RÉCCAR ) will meet in conjunction with the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Montréal, Québec July 23 - 28. For more information contact Bruce Pauli at bruce.pauli (at) ec.gc.ca.

This Web Site:
Will tell you about our organization, how you can join, our annual meeting, and the following information about reptiles and amphibians in Canada:

Frog BulletIdentification, distribution, natural history and conservation of Canada's frogs, salamanders, lizards, turtles and snakes 

Frog Bullet
The species found in your province or anywhere else in Canada 

Frog BulletResearch, monitoring and conservation of amphibians and reptiles and how you can help

Frog Bullet
A quiz to test your identification skills


WHAT'S NEW:

  • 2008 Calendar and T-Shirts

  • GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE
    Ph.D. students and a post-doctoral research associate are required for a 3-year project examining the effects of multiple stressors in small wetland ecosystems. The focus of the research will be on the potential effects of the herbicide glyphosate along with eutrophication or predation stress on amphibians and other aquatic organisms in agricultural or forest wetlands. The work will take place on Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in New Brunswick, Canada. More Details

  • NEW BOOK: SEBURN, C.N.L. and C.A. BISHOP (editors). Ecology, conservation and status of reptiles in Canada. Herpetological Conservation, Vol. 2. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Please use the order form to order your copy.

  • - Learn how to reduce turtle road mortality

  • Abstracts from the 2007 Annual CARCNET Meeting

  • Leatherback Turtle Conservation Links:
    -
    Nova Scotia Leatherback Turtle Working Group
    - The Nova Scotia Leatherback Turtle Working Group is a collaborative marine turtle research and conservation initiative involving fishermen and university-affiliated biologists in Atlantic Canada. On this Web site, you can learn about sea turtles, their research, and you can even track a leatherback turtle as it makes its way through the Atlantic Ocean. 

    - Vancouver Aquarium The Vancouver Aquarium has started a Leatherback Turtle Awareness Program, to learn more about these endangered turtles that use British Columbia waters as one of their habitats.  We are asking for help to report any sightings of sea turtles in coastal communities.  In exchange, teachers, students, and community groups are provided with learning activities that will show us what we can do to help the Leatherback turtles.  Visit their website to find out more about their Awareness Program.

  • CARCNET Awards
    The Silver Salamander Award
    - presented to an individual or organization in recognition a specific contribution to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Canada.
     
    The Blue Racer Award - presented to an individual in recognition of cumulative contributions to research and conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Canada.  

  • The CARCNET/RÉCCAR Scholarship for Amphibian and Reptile Research.
    The Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network/Réseau Canadien de Conservation des Amphibiens et des Reptiles (CARCNET/RÉCCAR ) is offering a scholarship program consisting of one or more $500.00 scholarships awarded annually to Canadian students conducting research to support amphibian and reptile conservation in Canada.

    Application deadline is December 1.
    For more information and application procedures click
    here

    La bourse d'étude du RÉCCAR/CARCNET
    Le Réseau Canadien de Conservation des Amphibiens et Reptiles/ Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network (RÉCCAR/CARCNET) offre un programme de bourses d'études qui consiste en une ou plusieurs bourses de $500.00. Les bourses sont attribuées annuellement à des étudiants Canadiens conduisant des recherches appuyant la conservation des amphibiens et reptiles au Canada.(Cette notification a été traduite par Grégory Bulté)

    La date limite d'application est le 1er décembre
    Pour plus amples renseignements et les procédures d'application cliquetent
    ici


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This web site has been designed and is hosted by the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Coordinating Office,
Knowledge Integration Directorate, of Environment Canada.   Last Updated: 2008-01-30
Original design by Seburn Ecological Services - Acknowledgements