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  The National Reptile & Amphibian Advisory Council                                                                         follow us on facebook  follow us on twitter  Link to us on LinkedIn  subscribe to our RSS feed

The National Reptile & Amphibian Advisory Council (NRAAC) is a not-for-profit educational organization, staffed and run by volunteers, dedicated to producing an annual symposium on laws, rules, and regulations regarding reptiles and amphibians at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Our goal is bringing together people interested in reptiles, amphibians, and the law, whether they are pet owners, breeders, stores, businesses, rescues, rehabiltators, educators, researchers, zoological institutions, herpetolgical organizations, or government agencies,to discuss the impact of law and regulation on the keeping, breeding, care, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. To get involved, please join our working group on Facebook.

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- Convention Intl Trade Endangered Species
- U.S. Center For Disease Control
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- U.S. Dept of Agriculture
- U.S. Dept of Interior
- U.S. House of Representatives
- U.S. Senate

- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Assn of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
- International Reptile Conservation Foundation
- International Union for Conservation of Nature
- Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation
- Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
- US Association of Reptile Keepers
- Other Clubs, Societies, and Organizations

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- Animal Legal and Hist. Center

The National Reptile & Amphibian Advisory Council is a working group of people, organizations and businesses producing an annual symposium about the impact of laws, regulations, and restrictions on the ability to keep reptiles and amphibians in the United States. Pet owners, businesses, learning institutions, zoological parks, and research facilities have to understand and comply with an often confusing, contradictory, and often rapidly-changing set of legal restrictions regulated and enforced by a variety of agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, often with no clear concise place to seek answers to questions.

The NRAAC symposium will bring all stakeholders together to discuss the impact of laws, regulations, and restrictions on reptiles and amphibians and the people who work with them. We want to provide a platform to work together to resolve some of the issues and problems with today's and tommorrow's laws and regulations, as well as develop working relationships between the stakeholders. It is hoped that from these workshops we can develop tools and relationships that allow everyone to move forward and develop safe and workable regulations and laws as needed.

Anyone with an interest in reptiles, amphibians and the law can participate in the working group; there is no membership per se, so there is no fee or charge to participate. The majority of NRAAC business takes place in our Facebook group, and we welcome everyone who wishes to participate and offer their input, no matter your affiliation. We consider our Facebook group to be "neutral ground" and ask that your posts be professional and civil. Please refrain from posting derogatory or defamatory messages regarding individuals, businesses, organizations, or agencies.