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We are delighted to be able to launch the newly revised version of "Advice note 4 - Amphibian Disease Precautions, A Guide for UK Fieldworkers", which is published in March 2017. This important resource for amphibian fieldworkers and trainers has been comprehensively revised in partnership…

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UPDATE 22 March 2017: Alongside all the new developments in the Natural England GCN license reforms, ARG UK is supporting one of the key pillars of the process which is to establish the favourable conservation status for the great crested newt. We believe that this…

Read more: Latest Updates on GCN licensing reforms

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Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARG UK), are delighted to be able to announce the 2017 Herpetofauna Workers’ Meeting, which is to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in central Nottingham on 11-12 February 2017. Running annually…

Read more: 2017 Herpetofauna Workers' Meeting Is Now Open for Bookings

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We’ve had a great year with the 100% fund and have been able to support some amazing practical conservation projects benefiting amphibians and reptiles around the UK. Screening for amphibian diseases in Cambridgeshire We were able to support Cambridge and Peterborough ARG (CPARG) with their amphibian…

Read more: ARG UK 100% fund successes in 2016

Responding to popular demand you can download the presentations from The Vanishing Viper: Priorities for adder conservation meeting in .pdf format. Please respect the presenters' copyright, and do not circulate unattributed material. For downloads follow the link: Downloadable presentations from The Vanishing Viper - October 2016

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Building on the South East regional adder meeting hosted by Kent Amphibian and Reptile Group (KRAG) in 2011, ARG UK, together with our partner organisation, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) co-hosted a very special meeting in Somerset in October, to discuss how best to conserve…

Read more: The Vanishing Viper: Priorities for Adder Conservation

For those who fancy volunteering a bit further afield, Indigo Expeditions offer conservation opportunities to carry out wildlife surveying & monitoring, specialising in the ecology and behaviour of reptiles and amphibians. They have developed a unique training programme 'Herping for the Future’ in Guatemala, so that…

Read more: Herping for the Future - Volunteer with Indigo Expeditions

ARGUK is delighted to partner with the artist Mabel Harris to create a vibrant new range of stickers, fun fact and colouring sheets for our budding young herpetologists.  These are perfect for events and other herp-themed activities. We are delighted to be able to offer a range of…

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A massive thank you to everyone who has donated to our Merseyside Sand Lizard Appeal, and is continuing to donate to this programme. Your vital donations have helped us to schedule this winter's work parties, by allowing us to buy hand tools and PPE, and…

Read more: Volunteer dates now available for Merseyside Sand Lizard work parties

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…

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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