Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, August 22nd - 3 TIME SLOTs being auctioned on EBAY 3:30pm, 3:40pm, 3:50pm
If kingsnake.com’s Jeff Barringer doesn’t look happy, its because he knows he is about to get dunked. Cheer up Jeff, it’s all for a good cause!
Three balls, thirty balls, 300 balls — we don’t know how many throws you’ll get in your 10 minutes, but we do know that all the proceeds are going to a good cause, the International Reptile Conservation Foundation (IRCF).
Here’s your chance to give back to the reptile community and take a shot at Jeff Barringer at the same time.
Other Reptile Celebrities have also volunteered to be dunked for a good cause including Wayne Hill, Desiree Wong, Tommy Crutchfield, Kim Bell and more!
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Saturday, August 01, 2009
Start with the Fan page! If you have seen us at the shows, please feel free to post your show photos!!!
Be a fan! :)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
IRCF was at May's Herp World Expo in San Francisco - John and Sandy Binns, Joel Friesch, Mike Kern, and a handful of additional helpers; of course Izzy, our Cuban rock iguana! We headed into summer with attending the June Reptile Supershow (San Diego, CA) with Desiree Wong and Limey! They are grooming up a new show animal, Xan, a rhinocerous iguana, who made his first appearance in January!
We thank Bob, Brian, Jeff, Ramy, Jim and Mary for their continued support of IRCF! (www.narbc.com, www.kingsnake.com, www.reptilesupershow.com, www.herpworldexpo.com)
Our website has gone through a major redesign. We hope you enjoy its new format.
We also created a new IRCF Facebook Fan Page. We felt this would help keep folks posted a bit better than the groups format. Please consider becoming a fan!
For all complete/additional news and details, visit http://www.ircf.org/.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Stop by and visit! Share your photos and experiences!
Our journal IGUANA is also undergoing change for 2009. Our title will change and new content will be added. In addition, color will be featured throughout the journal so you can fully appreciate the photographs! Please encourage your friends and colleagues to become a member and receive the journal - now in FULL COLOR! https://www.ircf.org/membership.php
Have you seen our new auction page? (http://www.ircf.org/auction). Please visit to bid on items or donate merchandise! An item of interest perhaps? - a set of IGUANA journals from May 1993- December 2008. For book collectors and new members, this is a wonderful way to capture the back issues! There is also a unique 1 oz .999 silver american alligator bar! Thank you to those who donated the above items and more!
For all complete/additional news and details, visit http://www.IRCF.org.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
"Sunday, February 1 6pm PST....
John Binns : International Reptile Conservation Foundation
Sunday, February 1, at 9 PM Eastern, in the kingsnake.com chat room. Binns, one half of the driving force behind the International Reptile Conservation Foundation, will be joining us to talk on past and current projects, ways you can get involved, ways you can help endangered species and more...."
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Iguana Specialist Group Book Auction to Support International Student Travel [some auction items ending soon!]
The Iguana Specialists Group is a Species Survival Commission of The World Conservation Union (IUCN). Through partnerships with government agencies, conservation organizations, and research institutions, the IUCN Iguana Specialists Group seeks to help design and implement immediate and effective conservation measures for this magnificent group of lizards. When this group was first established we focused mostly on West Indian Iguanas, of the genus Cyclura. Now, however, we are expanding our focus and working hard to include individuals focusing on all Iguanas throughout the world.
In order to help facilitate this goal, we are holding a book auction to raise money in support of international student travel to meetings and workshops. The website is
Iguana Specialists Group
Information about the auction site: http://www.ircf.org/auction/index.php
Welcome to the IRCF Auction Site. This site has been created to benefit conservation programs and projects approved and/or supported by the IRCF.
The IRCF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All approved donations to auctions as well as all payments made for winning bids of auctions are tax deductible.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Stop by the IRCF table! Always looking forward to seeing friends and meeting new folks!!
Arlington Convention Center
Note: Also plan to stop by the PIJAC auction Saturday evening after the show!
Much thanks to Bob Ashley and Brian Potter for their continued support of IRCF :)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
For more information: https://www.ircf.org/memberships.php
Visit the IRCF website for latest news and updates!!!
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
COURSES OFFERED FOR THOSE WANTING TO QUALIFY FOR SOON-TO-BE-REQUIRED FWC CERTIFICATION
Individuals interested in working with gopher tortoises must demonstrate a certain level of experience, or attend classes, to become an Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent certified by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission (FWC). The FWC Gopher Tortoise Management Plan requires individuals working with tortoises, including relocating tortoises and/or their commensals (e.g., gopher frog, indigo snake, pine snake, Florida mouse), to become certified or to work directly under an individual that has certification. For details about when certification is required or to obtain an application go to: http://myfwc.com/permits/Protected-Wildlife/apps/GopherTortoise_PermitRevisedRequirements.pdf
The Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute, Inc. (ABRPI) and Wildlands Conservation, Inc., have joined together to offer classes designed to train people to become Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agents in all the required areas. Our new course schedule is now posted: Classes in February and March will be taught at ABRPI, about ½ hour east of Gainesville, FL. We are in the process of scheduling other locations throughout the state over the year. Registration information can be found on the previous site or http://ashtonbiodiversity.org.
Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute, Inc. 14260 W Newberry Rd. PMB 331Newberry, FL 32669 www.ashtonbiodiversity.org
HerpDigest.org: The Only Free Weekly Electronic Newsletter That Reports on The Latest News on Herpetological Conservation and Science
Volume # 8 Issue #57, Sunday, December 21, 2008
Publisher/Editor- Allen Salzberg
Join the John G. Shedd Aquarium Andros Iguana research expedition from March 20-29, 2009.
Join Shedd biologists on their spring visit to the Bahamas to study the charismatic but endangered Andros Iguana (Cyclura cychlura cychlura). Since 1999, participants in these research excursions have been instrumental in our ability to collect crucial life history data on this endangered species. Participants this year will spend days capturing and tagging iguanas alongside Shedd staff and also potentially witness breeding activity and pre-nesting behavior. After a hard day’s work, we will return to the R/V Coral Reef II, Shedd’s comfortable research vessel, to enjoy a ship-cooked meal, filled with camaraderie and story telling. Besides long days in the field, participants will also have opportunities to snorkel and swim, visit with local people, and travel to cays never before explored. This iguana research expedition is for anyone with a sense of adventure and a desire to make a difference for wildlife conservation. We’ve designed a field experience that is exciting, challenging, and entertaining while also safe, accessible, and meaningful. Shedd provides the expertise and equipment, but the volunteers provide the teamwork that makes the project possible.
For more information, please contact Cecelia Ungari at firstname.lastname@example.org or view a brochure in PDF format at http://www.sheddaquarium.org/rockiguana.html.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
KINGSNAKE.COM and the IRCF Trade T-Shirts for Donations at the Reptile Super Show - Pomona, CA January 3/4
KINGSNAKE.COM and the International Reptile Conservation Foundation (IRCF) are partnering for this weekend's Reptile Super Show at the LA County Fairgrounds to raise public awareness of the IRCF Blue Iguana Recovery Program and it's many other conservation efforts. The first 250 people to stop by each day at the Super Show's IRCF booth and donate a dollar ($1.00 or more) toward IRCF conservation programs will get a brand spanking new "My Snake Is Bigger Than Your Snake" T-Shirt from Kingsnake.com........"
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