Conserving Michigan's Amphibians and Reptiles

Our Mission: At Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy - MARC, We are a Michigan-based 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and best management of amphibians and reptiles.


Our Goals

  • Provide education and training on amphibians and reptiles of Michigan.
  • Promote the protection and management of amphibians and reptiles and their habitats in the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes region, through conducting biological research on the amphibians and reptiles and their natural environment.
  • With our team of experts MARC will develop and administer headstarting projects with amphibians and reptiles (with emphasis on turtles) to help restore ecosystem function and community composition.
  • Support conservation efforts through grants and donations to take actions to protect amphibian and reptile habitats and to supplement expenses of educational programs.
  • Collect, steward, and house amphibian and reptile literature pertaining to Michigan, serve as the custodian of Michigan’s herpetological history and heritage, and warehouse current and historic observations of herpetofauna for conservation and best management.
  • Work collaboratively in Michigan and globally to help protect and conserve herpetofauna (with emphasis on chelonians).

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