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Atlases and Reports on the regional distribution of amphibian and reptile species; also surveys of associated diseases.

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BRAG Great Crested Newt Survey Training BRAG Great Crested Newt Survey Training

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Great Crested Newt Survey Licence Training Course 2012

 

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.

Adders in Cheshire by Andy Harmer Adders in Cheshire by Andy Harmer

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The latest article from CAN's Andy Harmer reviewing the situation surrounding the status of the adder in Cheshire.

  • The Records
  • Historical status of Adder
  • Current Status
  • The Future for Adder in Cheshire

HARG Annual Herpetofauna Report 2011 HARG Annual Herpetofauna Report 2011

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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.

The role of road traffic in the near extinction of Common Toads (Bufo bufo) in Ramsey and Bury The role of road traffic in the near extinction of Common Toads (Bufo bufo) in Ramsey and Bury

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Arnold Cooke(2011) The role of road traffic in the near extinction of Common Toads
(Bufo bufo) in Ramsey and Bury, Nature in Cambridgeshire 53, 45-50 (2011)



Amphibian Identification Guide Amphibian Identification Guide

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An excellent photographic guide to identifying Amphibians found in the UK. Produced by Fred Holmes and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

The Big Swab 2011 Survey Protocol The Big Swab 2011 Survey Protocol

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The protocol this year has been slightly updated from that used in 2008 (based on results, feedback and lessons learnt in 2008).

  • 30 amphibians to be sampled per site (can be a mix of species)
  • Single survey between March and June (you can start as soon as you haveyour swab packs).
  • All samples collected on a single day/evening to avoid resampling.
  • No frogs!
  • No tadpoles! (post metamorphic animals only please)
  • Capture from the water (i.e. not migrating toads en route to the breedingponds)
  • Avoid contamination between animals

Make the Adder Count Pilot Survey 2005 Make the Adder Count Pilot Survey 2005

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Make the Adder Count is a survey co-ordinated by The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Following a successful pilot project in 2005, we plan to turn it into a long-term national surveillance programme, collating data from many sites, to monitor trends in adder populations.

NARRS Report 2007 - 2009 NARRS Report 2007 - 2009

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Interim results of the UK National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme Widespread Species Surveys

Million Ponds Project Year Two Report Million Ponds Project Year Two Report

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The ARG network is a partner in the Million Ponds Project - here is the report on the second year of this important project

The Big Pond Thaw Survey 2011 The Big Pond Thaw Survey 2011

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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 data sharing agreement The Adder Project data sharing agreement

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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

 

Getting Toads out of Hole - Poster from KRAG Getting Toads out of Hole - Poster from KRAG

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Information about the Getting Toads Out of a Hole project and how to get involved.  Please feel free to display or distribute this poster.

National survey of Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis infection in UK amphibians National survey of Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis infection in UK amphibians

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written by Andrew A. Cunningham and Peter Minting, 2008.

  • Introduction
  • Project aims
  • Methods
  • Results and discussion
  • Summary of main findings and conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Wokingham Borough Newt Survey Wokingham Borough Newt Survey

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Written by Stuart Croft BSc. Hons MSc. Në Wter, 2007.

  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Suggestions for further studies

Suffolk Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (Provisional) Suffolk Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (Provisional)

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Written by Martin Sanford and John Baker, 2007.

  • Introduction
  • How you can help
  • Contacts
  • Great Crested Newt
  • Smooth Newt
  • Common Toad
  • Natterjack Toad
  • Common Frog
  • Green Frog
  • Common Lizard
  • Slow-Worm
  • Grass Snake
  • Adder
  • All species