Congratulations to Melissa Amarelloand Jeff Smith of Advocates for Snake Preservation upon being selected as the recipients of the Jarchow Conservation Award. The Board of Directors of the THS established the Jarchow Conservation Award in July 1992 to honor individuals or organizations for their service to the conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of the deserts of North America. The award is named for James L. Jarchow, D.V.M, of Tucson because of his dedication and contributions to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles for more than 20 years, the first Jarchow Conservation Award was given to Dr. Jarchow on 15 September 1992.
Advocates for Snake Preservation is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way people view and treat snakes. They officially launched on Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 16th 2014. Their mission is “To use science, education, and advocacy to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes.”
The date place of the awarding will be February 19, 2017, from 5-9 PM at the Southern Arizona Work Space on the northwest corner of 6th Avenue and 7th Street.
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Who We Are: The Tucson Herpetological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, education and research of the amphibians and reptiles found in Arizona and Mexico. What began as a small group meeting on December 29th, 1987 has grown into large scale member based organization with a wealth of knowledge and research. If you’d like to learn even more about us, Click Here!
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