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Conservation, Research, and Organizations
Get more information about the effects of climate change on amphibian and reptile populations in this article by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Climate Change Resource Center.
SSAR is the world’s largest international herpetological society, founded in 1958.
The Crocodile Specialist Bank is a worldwide network of people actively involved in the conservation of the world’s 23 living species of alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and gharials in the wild.
The Gharial Conservation Alliance is an international organization committed to conserving gharials.
Check out the site for Bill Haast’s famous first venom research center, where Rom Whitaker got his start.
Reptile and Amphibian Ecology International is a conservation and research organization striving to discover, document, and preserve the rich diversity of living reptiles and amphibians.
This is the official site of Romulus Whitaker’s crocodile bank in India.
This BBC article features Rom Whitaker and his work with gharials.
Hereford Mappa Mundi
Check out Hereford Cathedral’s Web site for more information about the Mappa Mundi that appears in The Dragon Chronicles.
Bebler, John L. and King, F. Wayne (1979). The Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Freiberg, Dr. Marcos and Jerry Walls (1984). The World of Venomous Animals. New Jersey: TFH Publications.
Guggisberg, C.A.W. (1972). Crocodiles: Their Natural History, Folklore, and Conservation. Newton Abbot, David & Charles.
Neill, Wilfred (1971). The Last of the Ruling Reptiles: Alligators, Crocodiles, and Their Kin. Columbia University Press.
Ross, Charles (1989). Crocodiles and Alligators. Facts on File, Inc.
Whitaker, Romulus & Ashok Captain (2004). Snakes of India: The Field Guide. Draco Books.