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 for over 27 years, this popular two-day event occupies the centre stage of the herpetological calendar. Once again, we can offer a full and varied programme of presentations and workshops, with plenty of opportunities to network with the speakers and other delegates. The meeting attracts a diverse audience representing: conservation organisations, ecological consultants, statutory bodies, land managers, academic institutions and students, and enthusiastic volunteers.
In 2017, the meeting will cover a range of topics including: the importance of the new chytrid species, B.sal, for our native amphibians; showcasing a range of novel approaches to reptile mitigation; restoring overgrown farmland ponds; updates from the national statutory agencies; conservation priorities for adders; using SUDS to help toads; the RAVON approach to monitoring for widespread species in the Netherlands; integrated approaches to GCN monitoring, including the use of genetic techniques to understand population dynamics; Aesculapian snakes; and some interesting examples of how citizen science can support amphibian and reptile conservation, from Cornwall and Scotland.
We are also pleased to announce a strong workshop programme, and topics will include: eDNA surveys for great crested newts; developing a new national widespread species recording scheme; practical tips for restoring overgrown ponds; EPS licensing updates; and developing guidelines for guided public reptile walks. Something for everyone.
The meeting is generously sponsored by: