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ARG UK Advice notes

pdf 1. Engaging with the Planning System Popular

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  • Some fundamentals of planning and biodiversity
  • How can your ARG get involved?
  • Planning policy and guidance
  • Species and general planning advice
  • Local guidance and research on species and planning
  • Biodiversity action planning

pdf 2. Establishing and Maintaining an Amphibian and Reptile Group Popular

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If you are looking at establishing an ARG in your area then this is the advice note to consult. You would be welcome to contact any of the ARG UK panel so we can support you in getting the group off the ground.
  • Background
  • Getting started
  • The inaugural meeting and first steps
  • Tips for running a local group
  • Maintaining an ARG
  • Special projects
  • Generic Amphibian and Reptile Group constitution

pdf 3. ARG UK Advice Note 3 Insurance Arrangements for Affiliated ARGs (revised March 2017).pdf Popular

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pdf 4. Advice note 4 (revised) - Amphibian Disease Precautions, A Guide for UK Fieldworkers.pdf Popular

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Advice note 4 - Amphibian Disease Precautions, A Guide for UK Fieldworkers.pdf

  • Review of amphibian disease threats
  • General guidance on best practice when working with amphibians and their habitats
  • Guidance on specific activities - including fieldwork at sites known to be infected
  • Recommendations for training and other educational activities
  • Disinfection procedures
  • Investigating dead amphibians - working with the Garden Wildlife Health Project

 

pdf 5. Great Crested Newt Habitat Suitability Index Popular

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ARGUKAdviceNote5 HSI May 2010.pdf

  • Use and limitations of the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) scoring method for determining pond suitability for great crested newts
  • How to collect data and calculate the HSI
  • Categorisation of HSI scores

pdf 6. Using the Media to Help Amphibians and Reptiles Popular

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ARGUKAdviceNote6.pdf

  • Choosing what to publicise
  • Writing your press release
  • Getting your release out
  • Putting together a press release for your ARG
  • Example of a simple ARG press release
  • Dealing with negative publicity
  • Writing letters to newspapers and magazines

pdf 7. ARG UK Advice note 7 - Attending public events.pdf Popular

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  • Insurance and risk assessments
  • Location of your stand
  • Resources for your stand
  • Running the stand on the day
  • Fundraising, and collecting records and other information
  • Live Animal Exhibits and animal welfare considerations
  • Public health and biosecurity

 

pdf 8. Advice Note 8, Organising guided walks and training courses.pdf Popular

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8. Advice Note 8, Organising guided walks and training courses.pdf

  • Site Selection
  • Publicity
  • Before setting out
  • On the day
  • Handling wild animals
  • Post event

 

 
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