This page lists websites with general information, ideas and some just for fun! *Please note that these are outside links and we cannot be responsible for their content or where they may lead you. These links will open in a new browser window.
Canadian Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Network (CARCNET)Great site – you can tour the provinces of Canada and learn about reptiles across our country, take a reptile quiz, use the ID keys to figure out what exactly you saw, and learn about reptile biology. There are also further links, great information on conservation and current research, and suggested readings
BC Ministry of Environment Identified Wildlife Management StrategiesDetailed accounts for Gopher Snakes, Night Snakes, Rubber Boas, and Yellow-bellied Racers. Includes distribution maps, management information, status, ecology, habitat requirements, and references. Habitat Atlas for Species at Risk, South Okanagan & Lower Similkameen - Gopher SnakeConservation and management information on a variety of species at risk in the Southern Interior of B.C.
The Center for North American HerpetologyTaxonomy, links to great articles on behaviour and conservation, links to reptile sites across North America, and academic articles.
California Reptiles & AmphibiansWorth visiting for the pictures alone. Wonderful pictures of different species and sub-species, habitat descriptions, along with links on identifying herps and herps as pets.
Royal British Columbia Museum - Endangered Species in Endangered SpacesBackground information on reptiles, and facts on species at risk. Information on vertebrates, invertebrates and plants, as well as maps & lesson plans.
University of Guelph Aquatic Environments - ReptilesDetailed information on the many aquatic reptiles of Canada, both marine and freshwater. Test your knowledge with their reptile quiz.
Frogwatch BCWhile this site is dedicated to amphibians, they are interested in pond turtle sightings. Find out how to report your sightings so that we can track the spread of turtles such as the introduced Red-eared slider.
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BC Species and Ecosystem ExplorerSearch for government documents by either common name, scientific name, general taxonomic categories, or status. You can find brochures, catalogue accounts, and recovery team summaries, and technical reports
Canadian Species at RiskSearch for information about species at risk across Canada. Search by species or by location. Find out more about how species are listed and what we can do to help.
Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA)Search for status reports and recovery plans. Learn about how reptiles are listed federally.
Natureserve ExplorerInformation on North American animals and plants. Search using either scientific or common name. Information on distribution and status in Canada and USA, as well as some life history and conservation information.
Audubon eNature Field GuidesSearch for North American species by keywords, geographic region or by taxon. Learn about venomous species.
Horned Lizard Conservation SocietyBiology, conservation, literature, and stories.
Introduced Wall Lizard Population in Cincinnati, OhioA scientific article on the origin of an introduced Wall Lizard population in the United States.
University of Massachusetts -Information on SnakesSnake myths and truths, basic snake biology, and information about native snakes. Pages on snakes and people, and protecting snakes.
What's that Snake? Ohio Public Library Information Network & Historical SocietyMyths & truths, species accounts, snake keys for Ohio, and a glossary.
American International Rattlesnake MuseumMore information on different species of rattlesnakes, rattles, fangs, and snake bites.
San Diego Natural History Museum - Frequently Asked Questions about RattlesnakesIf you don’t find the answer to your rattlesnake questions on our site, try here!
Animal Tracks - Canadian Rattlesnakes: between a rock and a hard placeDiscovery Canada’s site with stories about rattlesnake research and reptile facts.
All About the Rubber BoaRyan Hoyer’s site based on his father’s four decades of research! Life history, individual snake histories, biology, etc.
Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival LeagueTrack a sea turtle via satellite! Learn about the general biology of sea turtles, check out nesting maps, and more.
Turtle TraxInformation and pictures, books, activities for kids. Follow-up on turtle research, and find out what you can do to help turtles.
The Tortoise Trust Information on the pet trade, turtle and tortoise husbandry, courses, books, building a turtle crossing, and turtle rehabilitation (or rehoming as they call it).
Nova Scotia Leatherback Turtle Working Group - Biology, Tracking, ActivitiesFind out about Leatherback research in Canada. Links to activities for kids, teachers, and fishermen.
The Leatherback TrustGreat current information on Leatherbacks, their biology, and conservation of these gentle giants of the sea.
Woodland Park Zoo - Western Pond Turtle ConservationNeat site on the recovery efforts a zoo in Washington is undertaking, as well as cool pictures.
Enchanted LearningLabelled colouring pages of various reptiles, along with short fact sheets.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Outdoor Kids NetworkReptile colouring pages and a rattlesnake sound bite file (look under the link called “Colour animals in your part of Texas”)
Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care CollectionAn excellent site with a wide variety of information. Activities, information about working with reptiles, and about reptiles as pets.
BC Ministry of Environment - Some Examples of Red-listed SpeciesA small slide show of some of the species at risk in the Similkameen & Okanagan region, including several species of snakes. Use the scroll buttons at the bottom of the show to flip through the pictures. McGill University - Canadian Species of Amphibians & ReptilesMcGill University's quick facts about Canada’s amphibians and reptiles. Some pictures and Canadian wide range maps.
Life as a Lizard Education Unit, from Arizona Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Outlines, resources, and educational objectives for a unit on lizards and lizard behaviour that can be modified to suit grades K to 12.