Friday, April 24, 2009

New Magazine for Herp Lovers

The International Reptile Conservation Foundation just relaunched its journal with the new name Reptiles & Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History (it was previously known as Iguana). It's a shame that there isn't an on-line version because the first number of this new magazine is fantastic: it's a full-color format featuring eye-popping photos and interesting articles. The photo on the back cover of a Resplendant Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) eating an alligator lizard (Abronia sp.) alone is worth the $25 subscription fee (the crappy iPhone capture seen here does no justice to this photo by José Yee). Articles appearing in the first issue include:

Battle of the Sexes: Asexuality versus Sexuality by Jesse L. Grismer
The Herpetofauna of Guana Island: An Annotated Checklist and Travelogue by Gad Perry and Robert Powell
Arboreal Alligator Lizards in the Genus Abronia: Emeralds of the Cloud Forests of Guatemala by Daniel Ariano-Sánchez and Lester Melendez
Beyond 2008 "Year of the Frog": The Challenges Facing Amphibians and the Amphibian Ark by Ron Gagliardo
One Species that Will be Saved: The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana by Fred Burton
Madagascar Travelogue by Seth Rudman (Glor Lab undergraduate!)


Susan Perkins said...

Really nice! The gallery of cover photos was really cool on their site, but it felt a little like a carnival game to me...

John said...

We're just about to launch new version of the website that will include a new journal section featuring a preview "flip-book" for each issue. Also available is a downloadable full-color sampler. John Binns, CEO, IRCF

Susan Perkins said...

Wow! Sounds great!

Glor said...

Sounds excellent John. Your group has put together a really nice product. I'm sure people will be impressed when they see the flip-book and preview.

Serket Watches said...

I would agree with Susan.. it was a little gameshow'ish.