Resources

A list of resources for those are looking for additional tools to seek out the inhabitants in the region.

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The primary emphases of the Society are to increase knowledge about these organisms, to disseminate that knowledge through publications, conferences, symposia, and other means, and to encourage and support young scientists who will make future advances in these fields.

AmphibiaWeb AmphibiaWeb, a site inspired by global amphibian declines, is an online system that allows free access to information on amphibian biology and conservation.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Founded in 1952 by William Carr and Arthur Pack, the Desert Museum is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Sonoran Desert.

Arizona Game and Fish Department To conserve, enhance, and restore Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and habitats through aggressive protection and management programs, and to provide wildlife resources and safe watercraft and off-highway vehicle recreation for the enjoyment, appreciation, and use by present and future generations.

Ask a Biologist “Ask A Biologist” is an educational resource that helps visitors of all ages learn about the fascinating world of biology. The site posts stories, activities, articles related to recent research, and interviews with biologists. It also has a “Questions” link through which students and teachers can connect to working scientists using a question and answer format.

Bibliomania Specializing in new and used books about Reptiles and Amphibians.

Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office BLM Arizona administers 12.2 million surface acres of public lands, and another 17.5 million subsurface acres within the state.  BLM manages wildlife, recreation, wilderness, livestock, mining, recreation, and other resources on these lands.

Cal Photos CalPhotos is a collection of 55,315 images of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes.

Center for Biological Diversity Combining conservation biology with litigation, policy advocacy, and an innovative strategic vision, the Center for Biological Diversity is working to secure a future for animals and plants hovering on the brink of extinction, for the wilderness they need to survive, and by extension for the spiritual welfare of generations to come.

The Center for North American Herpetology The Center for North American Herpetology serves as a data bank for information about North American amphibians, turtles, reptiles, and crocodilians, and promotes the study and conservation of them by financial support of selected publications, photography, and any other appropriate medium, as well as the establishment of awards for excellence in research about these fascinating creatures.

Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification Guide An Online Guide for the Identification of Amphibians in North America north of Mexico.

Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection The Coalition works to create a community where: ecosystem health is protected; nature and healthy wild animal populations are valued; and residents, visitors, and future generations can all drink clean water, breathe clean air, and find wild places to roam.

Coronado National Forest Our Forest mission is to sustain the unique biodiversity of the sky island ecosystems and provide a variety of high quality visitor opportunities and services within the capabilities of these ecosystems.

Herp Digest The first free electronic newsletter dedicated only to reptile and amphibian conservation and science.

The Herpetologists’ League The Herpetologists’ League exists to promote scientific study and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. The primary goals of the League are to support the acquisition of knowledge about these organisms, and to transmit that knowledge through publications, conferences, and symposia. Activities sponsored by the League are designed to engage and encourage young scientists to join our mission. The products of the Herpetologists’ League contribute to the global effort to understand and conserve the biological diversity on Earth.

Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment Sky Island Alliance’s MABA project is a visionary initiative to catalog, protect, and restore one of the world’s premier biodiversity hotspots – the Southwestern U.S. and Northwestern Mexico’s Madrean Sky Island region (Sonora, Arizona, Chihuahua, and New Mexico).  The MABA online database is a gateway to a wealth of biological data about the Sky Island region.

The Nature Conservancy- Arizona Chapter Together with our members and conservation partners, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 1 million acres of critical natural lands in Arizona.

North American Amphibian Monitoring Program The NAAMP is a collaborative effort among regional partners, such as state natural resource agencies and nonprofit organizations, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to monitor populations of vocal amphibians.

PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Arizona Dedicated to the conservation of amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships.

Reptile Database This database provides a catalogue of all living reptile species and their classification.

Sky Island Alliance Sky Island Alliance works to explore, connect, protect and restore the native plants, animals and natural landscapes of the Sky Island region.

Standard Scientific and English Names of Amphibians Reptiles of North America Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Seventh Edition (Crother 2012).

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles SSAR, a not-for-profit organization established to advance research, conservation, and education concerning amphibians and reptiles, was founded in 1958. It is the largest international herpetological society, and is recognized worldwide for having the most diverse program of publications, meetings, and other activities.

USGS Sonoran Desert Field Station The Sonoran Desert Field Station was started at the University of Arizona (UA) in 1973. The station collaborates with the Advanced Resources Technology Laboratory in the School of Renewable Natural Resources (SRNR) to gather, manage, and provide natural resource data to land managers throughout the desert region.

USFWS- Arizona Ecological Services Field Office  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.” We are the only agency of the U.S. Government with that primary mission.

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