ARG Resources

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ARG UK promotes the conservation of our native amphibian and reptiles and their environment by promoting and supporting the development of a network of independent Amphibian and Reptile Groups (ARGs). We do this by:

  • Providing public liability insurance for ARGs.
  • Providing free websites for new groups in the UK
  • Supporting and helping to organise regional conferences and the annual national conference(the Herpetofauna Workers' Meeting).
  • Publishing advice noteson topics related to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles.
  • Managing the ARG UK 100% Fund, which provides up to £250 for ARGs to carry out practical projects for the benefit of amphibian and reptile conservation.
  • Provide online recording through the Record Pool to help capture herpetofauna data from across the UK

To confirm affiliation an ARG should:

  • Contact the Coordinator of ARG UK (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss whether your group is eligible to become an affiliated ARG.

  • Complete an ARG UK affiliation form ARG UK group affiliation form and return it to us.

  • Ensure that the group's constitution states that it is affiliated to ARG UK. A generic template is available for your group to adapt to its own requirements ARG UK generic constitution revised Dec 2013