The HNC strongly supports the conservation of reptiles and amphibians, and their habitat.
Major declines in amphibian populations have been documented in many areas around the world, including North America.
The HNC focuses on educating the public about our amazing native species, sharing resources to protect their habitat and ways individuals can help make a difference.
Vermont is home to:
- 11 snake species
- 7 turtle species
- 2 toad species
- 8 frog species
- 10 salamander species
- 1 lizard species
Of these, 19 species are rare, uncommon or at-risk. Eight are on the Vermont's threatened and endangered species list.
Impacts to our native herps include:
- habitat loss
- road mortality
- illegal collection
- illegal killing
Learn more about the issues surrounding declining populations of turtle species in the United States.
The ultimate goal of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is to gather and disseminate the data that are needed on the reptiles and amphibians of Vermont in a way that involves and informs Vermont individuals and organizations so that they can become more informed and effective stewards of wildlife habitat.
Wildlife Diversity Program biologists survey, monitor, and study Vermont’s reptiles and amphibians to better understand their needs and ensure their survival into the future.
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