Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dunk founder Jeff Barringer! Ends 8/18, 7pm pst

KINGSNAKE.COM holding fundraising dunk tank!

Saturday, August 22nd - 3 TIME SLOTs being auctioned on EBAY 3:30pm, 3:40pm, 3:50pm

If’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!


Saturday, August 01, 2009

June 2009 (v16.2) journal released!

Are you on Facebook?

So is IRCF! We are actively posting our activities, as well as references to interesting articles about reptile and amphibian conservation and sciences. Desiree is the current administrator for the IRCF Facebook Fan, Group and Cause activities. You can also find her on facebook as well!

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

Kicking off the summer!

Summer has started! This past quarter, saw the release of our revamped journal. Under its new title "Reptiles and Amphibian, Conservation and Ecology", the journal debuted in full-color, and feedback to date has been well received. Thank you to all our members; it is your membership that helps the journal thrive.

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! (,,,

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

Thursday, March 26, 2009

IRCF on Facebook!

We've recently created a Facebook group, with the hope of keeping folks informed about IRCF, as well as encourage participation and interaction!

Stop by and visit! Share your photos and experiences!

IRCF 2009 First Quarter highlights

Welcome! We kicked off 2009 with attending the Reptile Supershow (Pomona, CA) and NARBC TX (Arlington, TX). In addition, provided "My snake is bigger than your snake" t-shirts to help raise funds towards IRCF supported programs. The shows had great attendance; the promotors did a fantastic job! We were able to sign up new members as well as renew exisiting members. We thank Bob, Brian, Jeff and Ramy for their continued support of IRCF! (,,

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!

Have you seen our new auction page? ( 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

Saturday, January 31, 2009

John Binns - IRCF - February 1st 6pm PST Chat Month

"Sunday, February 1 6pm PST....

John Binns : International Reptile Conservation Foundation

Sunday, February 1, at 9 PM Eastern, in the 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!]

Please check out the website - there is a nice selection of books. Help support ISG! ~ des


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

Stesha Pasachnik
Iguana Specialists Group


Information about the auction site:

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

IRCF at NARBC, Texas - February 7-8, 2009

Next stop: TEXAS! :) This is my second time attending this show! Had a great time last year.

Stop by the IRCF table! Always looking forward to seeing friends and meeting new folks!!

Arlington Convention Center
Arlington, TX
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

IGUANA journal going full color for 2009

"Become a member of the International Reptile Conservation Foundation and by doing so, support our conservation awareness and educational efforts. You will receive four quarterly issues of the IRCF journal IGUANA, Conservation, Natural History, and Husbandry of Reptiles ..."

For more information:

Visit the IRCF website for latest news and updates!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2009 Herpetology Opportunities

From PARC listserv, dated 2009-01-05

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:

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

Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute, Inc. 14260 W Newberry Rd. PMB 331Newberry, FL 32669

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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 or view a brochure in PDF format at

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 IRCF Trade T-Shirts for Donations at this Weekend's Reptile Super Show.

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"

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