Reptile and Amphibian Atlases

Reptile and amphibian atlases are citizen science projects that collect observations of reptiles and amphibians from the public, researchers and organizations in order to improve our knowledge of the distribution of these species. These atlases are a valuable source of detailed species occurrence data that can inform reptile and amphibian research and conservation work. For example, the occurrence data collected by atlases plays an extremely important role in the identification and protection of habitat for species at risk. Atlases also provide a wealth of information about Canada’s reptiles and amphibians through online resources, such as detailed range maps and species summaries (e.g. identification, ecology, behaviour).

Reptile and Amphibian Atlases in Canada

Participate in a Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

Participating in a reptile and amphibian atlas project is an easy way to contribute to reptile and amphibian research and conservation in Canada. To find out how to participate in your local reptile and amphibian atlas, check out the websites listed above. If there isn’t an atlas in your province, consider starting one up! The Canadian Herpetological Society can provide some general guidance on developing an atlas program for your province (contact the CHS Secretary).