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Arguably one of the UK’s rarest and most stunning reptiles, the Merseyside Race sand lizards are confined to the Sefton Coast and parts of North Wales. Although habitat fragmentation has resulted from human activities, the sand lizards can happily live side by side with responsible…

Read more: Make a Difference - Save our Merseyside Sand Lizards

Sussex Amphibian & Reptile Group, in association with the Arun & Rother Connections Project cordially invite you to our Amphibians and SUDS Conference. The meeting will comprise a morning of presentations focused on sustainable urban drainage systems and their importance to amphibians. For full event…

Read more: Amphibians and SUDS Conference 2016

The Amphibian and Reptile Group of South Lancashire (ARGSL) on behalf of ARG UK and with support from Manchester Museum, are delighted to be able to invite you to our one day regional meeting which is to be held at The Manchester Museum on Saturday 19…

Read more: Booking now open for ARG UK North West Regional Conference

Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARG UK) and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) are proud to be able to announce the first national adder meeting.  The Vanishing Viper: Priorities for adder conservation, to take place in Draycott on the 8th and 9th October 2016.…

Read more: The first national adder meeting to take place 8-9 Oct 2016

We are please to report the release of the most up to date 2016 Reptile and Amphibian atlases for North East England. With many thanks to John Durkin and the team at NERAG for all their hard work on this.  These documents can be…

Read more: Updated Amphibian and Reptile Atlases for North East England Released

We are delighted to be able to announce that the ARC and ARGUK joint reptile photo ID guide has been updated for 2016. For the first time, the revised guide includes some examples of non-native snakes, as escaped and released pets turn up from time to…

Read more: New for 2016 - the Revised Reptile ID Guide

The hugely popular Herpetofauna Workers Meeting was held in Oxford in 2016, with two days of fascinating talks and workshops, the latest news on herpetofauna conservation and plenty of networking opportunities. As ever, the parallel social programme also proved very popular, with many attending the…

Read more: The 2016 Herpetofauna Workers' Meeting

THE SOUTH WEST REGION AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE GROUPS' CONFERENCE Saturday 14th November 2015,  This packed and informative meeting featured a stellar line up of speakers including: Darryn Nash (DICE. University of Kent), Inga Zeisset (University of Brighton), Trevor Beebee (Reptile and Amphibian Group for Somerset), Tony…

Read more: Report on the South West Region Amphibian and Reptile Groups Conference 2015

 The first ever Joint Herpetological Scientific Meeting, held at Trinity College, Dublin on Saturday August 29, in 2015 was a great success for all, with some new and many familiar faces, making their way to Dublin to attend a varied series of talks and meet with…

Read more: Highlights of the First Joint Herpetological Scientific Meeting in Dublin

A special request from our friends at the Institute of Zoology.....

Wildlife disease can cause population declines and even species extinctions. It is important, therefore, that we monitor trends in diseases to determine their impact on populations and to identify new and emerging threats. …

Read more: Finding out more about diseases in our native reptiles and amphibians

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has published a series of snake publications in conjunction with its Summer Snake Stock Take.  The Stock Take informs gardeners about native snakes and when and why they might occur in gardens.  It also encourages submission of records of snake sightings.…

Read more: ARC Snake Publications

Congratulations to Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group.  KRAG's committee members have published an article in the latest edition of the BHS Bulletin (Number 126): Contributions to local herpetology in Great Britain – The Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group.  The article summarises the history of the…

Read more: Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group

It's that time of year when folk are starting to come across reptiles in their gardens. Perhaps sheltering under a compost bag, a bit of old board or roofing felt, swimming across their pond, or just basking in a sunny spot. Whilst some people welcome…

Read more: There's a snake in the garden...

North Merseyside Amphibian and Reptile Group (NMARG) and other ARG UK volunteers are celebrating the successful creation of egg-laying sites especially for the Merseyside sand lizard.

The Merseyside sand lizard is a unique form of this rare and strictly protected species which has very specific…

Read more: Early Success for the Sefton Coast Sand Lizard Task Force

The West Midlands Regional meeting was held on Sunday 17 November 2013. Kindly hosted by the Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team (HART), the meeting attracted over 80 attendees representing many of the local ARGS - plus a few from further afield (Essex!), to share their…

Read more: Round up of the West Midlands Regional Meeting 'Captive breeding & re-introduction of UK reptiles & amphibians'