Atlases and Reports on the regional distribution of amphibian and reptile species; also surveys of associated diseases.
(For more regional atlases, see Printed Publications to Order >>)
The aim of the course is to assist those that attend to make an application for a licence to survey for Great Crested Newts. The course will involve a short lecture on the ecology of the great crested newt followed by a practical session setting bottle traps on the Friday evening. We will then meet again on Saturday morning to check the bottle traps.
The latest article from CAN's Andy Harmer reviewing the situation surrounding the status of the adder in Cheshire.
Amphibian and Reptile Records 2000-2010
This is a summary of records dated 2000 – 2010 submitted to the HARG county recorder. There are more records pre-dating this and we are still receiving records for within this time period, therefore this is by no means a definitive record but gives a good indication of distribution and recorder effort
In total 11,101 records were submitted. It highlights areas were future survey could be focused to ensure representative coverage of the whole county.
An excellent photographic guide to identifying Amphibians found in the UK. Produced by Fred Holmes and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.
The protocol this year has been slightly updated from that used in 2008 (based on results, feedback and lessons learnt in 2008).
Pond Conservation have re-launched our Big Pond Thaw for2010/11. Pond Conservation are using the information collected to try and get a fuller picture of the phenomenon of amphibian and fish deaths across the whole of the winter period.
It will also help Pond Conservation to plan more detailed research on some of the technical issues, such as whether 'toxic'gases play a role in the mortalities etc. So please download a form and send in your results to Pond Conservation
The Adder Project is a collaborative working group of regional herpetological specialist groups with the common goal of creating and populating a geographic and information technology toolset to generate an accurate distribution map for the adder (Vipera berus) across the south east of England. This is the data sharing agreement for organisations and individuals who would like to contribute adder data to the project
written by Andrew A. Cunningham and Peter Minting, 2008.
Written by Martin Sanford and John Baker, 2007.