Here you'll find links to other organisations and websites about reptiles and amphibians. If you're looking for links for ARG local groups websites, please see the Local Groups page.
You'll also find links to useful publications from external websites here in our publications section.
UK Herp Links
- Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC)
The national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.
- Amphibian Conservation Research Trust
The Amphibian Conservation Research Trust (ACRT) is a recently formed and registered charity which provides financial grants to support research and projects in the field of Amphibian Conservation and Environment.
- ARG UK Youtube Channel
The video channel of the ARG UK the umbrella for the local volunteer groups known as Amphibian & Reptile Groups or ARGs. Cheak out the latest videos of our activities from local groups, events and around the country
- LARA - Lancashire Amphibian & Reptile Atlas Project
Our main objective is to produce the first amphibian and reptile atlas for the vice counties of South and West Lancashire, an area now covered by Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
- North East Wales Wildlife
Working in North East Wales to engage, inspire and enthuse local communities, acting together to protect wildlife, enhance habitats and eco-systems.
- Reptiles & Amphibians of the UK e forum (RAUK)
The online e forum to discuss, record and identify the British & European Herpetofauna. Stay in touch with field herpers across the UK, Europe and Internationally.
- Scottish Frogs Website
Scottish Frogs is a website dedicated to providing information about our native amphibians and the threats they face.
- The British Herpetological Society
Via publications, specialist committees and meetings, the society actively supports Conservation activities targeted at native British species, Field studies and conservation management work worldwide, Scientific research, Responsible captive breeding and maintenance of reptile and amphibian species and Exchange of knowledge and expertise between enthusiasts and herpetologists both in the UK and around the world
- The Froglife Trust
Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles - frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards - and saving the habitats they depend on.
Pond/Garden Information and Advice
- Aquatic Plant Management
Research, datasheets and advice on UK aquatic plants from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
- Natural England's Wildlife Gardening Publications
Natural England provides a set of downloadable publications related to gardening for wildlife, including advice on ponds, reptiles and amphibians.
- Newts in Your Pond
Excellent site produced by James Grundy, aiming to give help and advice to members of the public who want to find out more about our native newts.
- The Garden Pond Blog
This blog is all about wildlilfe garden ponds: how to make them, how to look after them and the amazing wildlife that lives in them.
Projects and Surveys
- Jersey's Green Lizard Project
A project to promote the conservation of the Island's green lizard population to ensure they remain a permanent feature of Jersey's coastal areas.
- National Frog Survey of Ireland (ARC Trust)
The National Frog Survey is being carried out to gather up-to-date information on the distribution and abundance of the frog in Ireland. The survey will also examine habitat usage and investigate wetland loss
- Student Invasive Non Native Species Group
SINNG is a student Local Action Group based at Cornwall College Newquay. Launched in 2010, we are working to increase action and awareness on INNS (Invasive Non-Native Species) and reduce the impacts INNS are currently having on native wildlife. Action includes practical fieldwork, research, public engagement and raising awareness.
SINNG often work with other organisations including the National Trust, Cornwall Reptile and Amphibian Group and Cornwall Butterfly Conservation. This collaboration allows actions to have a greater impact and sharing of expert knowledge.
- The National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS)
NARRS is a national wildlife-monitoring project to measure trends in the conservation status of all UK species of frog, toad, newt, lizard, snake, turtle and terrapin.
- Toads on Roads
The Toads on Roads project registers Toad 'migratory crossings' sites and helps coordinate local Toad Patrols, who can apply for road warning signs to be installed and actively help the toads across the road.
- UK Chytridiomycosis survey
From the Zoological society of London
Herp Blogs and News
- Frog Blog
The Zoological Society of London's blog covering its research into amphibian disease in the UK and worldwide.
- Lee Brady's Recording Blog
News, announcements and reports concerning reptiles and amphibians from Lee Brady, ARG UK's data advisor.
- Manchester Museum's Frog Blog
This is the personal blog of Herpetologist and Amphibian Conservationist Andrew Gray. "Through this blog, I hope to bring you an idea of my work with reptiles and amphibians, including husbandry, research, fieldwork, and education, in the hope of sharing my experience, expertise and interest in these wonderful creatures."
- RXwildlife sightings - Reptiles & Amphibians
Welcome to RXwildlife.org.uk - the weblog with the lastest wildlife news for the Hastings, Rye Bay, Dungeness and Romney Marsh area.
- Scottish frogs blog
Blog of the research as part of a PhD into how amphibian populations in Scottish mountains are locally adapted to climate and the potential consequences of changing climate on distribution, genomics and survival.
- The European Amphibian & Reptile Blog
Sharing information and photography of amateur field Herpetologist Matt Wilson as well as the ecology, photography and conservation of European reptiles and amphibians.
Links for Ecological Surveyors
- A guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians found in the UK
Not sure of your adder from your slow-worm, or your smooth newt from your great crested newt? Reptiles and Amphibians of the UK (RAUK) has a good species identification section on their website.
For online help with identification, or confirmation of photos
iSpot is provided by The Open University as part of the OPAL project, which is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
- Whose tadpole is it?
A handy guide to amphibians & their larvae/tadpoles found in Central Europe.The guide is available online as well as a download and is applicable to identifying the larvae and adults of all the 6 native British species and 5 known introduced species found in the UK.
- 7th World Congress of Herpetology
An international scientific conference, the next World Congress of Herpetology will take place in Vancouver, Canada from 8-14 August 2012.
- Amphibian Specialist Group
The IUCN specialist group dealing with amphibian conservation globally. Download the newsletter Froglog, or just admire the nice amphibian graphics.
- Amphibians & Reptiles of Morocco & Western Sahara
The aim of this website is to spread the wealth herpetological of Morocco and Western Sahara. All species of amphibians and reptiles displayed on this site have evolved over thousands of years, occupying a place in their ecosystems, sometimes with some peculiarities that are not repeated elsewhere
- Conservation of Hungarian Meadow Vipers
The conservation program for the Hungarian Meadow Viper previously reported in our newsletter.
- European Field Herping Community
The European Field Herping Community (EFHC), is the foundation of what EFHC hope will grow to be a large photo & field report sharing area for European herpers, amateur or pros...
- Frogs are Green
Take a leap! Join our cause to raise awareness about the threats frogs face in the world's changing environment, and to spread the message that healthy frogs mean a healthy planet for all.
- Herpetofauna of Europe
Here is an overview of the European herp species, as seen by me. Non-captive animals only. More or less the entire European herpetofauna, former Soviet states excluded, as well as Asian and African islands politically belonging to European countries (cf. same area as considered by Speybroeck & Crochet (2007) and Speybroeck et al. (2010)). Taxonomy, thus species list, according to Speybroeck et al. (2010), but more recent changes incorporated.
- Herpetofauna of Greece
This website contains a list of all reptiles and amphibians occurring in Greece with photos and basic information for each species.
- Herpetological Society of Ireland
The main aims of The Herpetological Society of Ireland are to advance, and promote, awareness and understanding of herpetofauna (e.g. Reptiles & Amphibians), the conservation of native & exotic herpetofauna, and Herpetoculture through education, learning, and research.
- RAVON - Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation the Netherlands
RAVON The Foundation is committed to the protection of reptiles , amphibians and fish . The thousands of volunteers supported by professional forces in the country offices in Nijmegen and Amsterdam. In addition to direct support of our volunteers will also RAVON information, advice , conducts research in, protect species and their habitats, collect data dissemination and two nationwide monitoring networks.
- Reptiles & Amphibians of France
Welcome, this web site treats the reptiles and amphibians of France. The site started in late 2004 and was very different, only dealing with reptiles of the Corbières which is my local region in southern France, it grew to Reptiles of France and then onto Reptiles & Amphibians of France
- Save the Frogs
SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first and only public charity dedicated to amphibian conservation. Their mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.
- The Sticky Tongue Project
are showcasing the natural beauty of amphibians & reptiles thereby trying to preserve them for future generations. They want to help people appreciate the diversity of wildlife, nature and heritage all over the world.
- TOAD DETOUR
TOAD DETOUR is an effort to protect toads as they migrate to and from their breeding ground each year and to raise public awareness about the migration. The TOAD DETOUR Committee is composed of local citizens and officials from various agencies (Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Mobilization For Animals Pennsylvania, Fairmount Park, Applied Ecological Services, Residents of Shawmont Valley Association, Philadelphia Police Department 5th District, Philadelphia Streets Department). The main goal of the Committee is to initiate new policies improving migration safety for the local toads. The Committee will establish a temporary road detour on evenings of heavy migration and educate the community about migration safety.
UK Conservation Organisations
- Buglife - The invertebrate conservation trust
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, and we are passionately committed to saving Britain's rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, and spiders to snails.
- Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group
FWAG was established in 1969 by a group of forward thinking farmers who were concerned about the dramatic loss of habitat and wildlife as a result of the evere increasing intensification of farming methods. It is an independent Registered Charity and FWAG Limited operates throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It assists the people who manage the countryside with environmental management expertise, so food produced in the UK, our countryside and the native wildlife as we know it can be improved and protected for our future generations to enjoy.
Plantlife is the organisation that is speaking up for the nation’s wild plants. We work hard to protect wild plants on the ground and to build understanding of the vital role they play in everyone’s lives.
- Pond Conservation
The national charity dedicated to protecting the wildlife of our freshwaters: ponds, rivers, streams and lakes.
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment.
- The Bat Conservation Trust
The BCT is the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely.