The Pondcast, Episode 88

Daniel Parker of USARK Florida

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TheTurtleRoom brings you the The Pondcast, Episode 88: Daniel Parker of USARK Florida. An audio-only version is also available for download. Visit to learn more about the show.

In This Episode...

This month, Daniel Parker joins The Pondcast to discuss one of the biggest issues of concern to private keepers and conservationists – potential legal changes in Florida and beyond. Included in the discussion is an in-depth presentation of USARK FL’s “Proposal for the Captive Breeding of Diamondback Terrapins” in Florida.

Daniel Parker is currently a biologist with DRMP and the Director of Media for United States Association of Reptile Keepers Florida (USARK FL). In the past he has worked for Ashton Biodiversity Research and Preservation Institute, Ashton and Ashton and Associates, University of Central Florida (UCF), Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Dunn Diagnostics, and Altamaha Environmental Consulting. Parker is the owner of Sunshine Serpents ( Through his company he guides reptile-themed eco tours, gives educational presentations, photographs herps, assists with TV and film production, and breeds captive reptiles. Parker consulted on the Emmy Award-winning wildlife documentary My Life as a Turkey. Parker’s photographs have been published in books such as Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida and Amphibians and Reptiles of Sanibel and Captiva Islands: A Natural History. His photos have also appeared in Reptiles, Reptilia, and Herp Nation magazines as well as numerous other publications worldwide. He hopes that his work has helped to promote an increased understanding of Florida’s natural environment and the wildlife that lives there.

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