The Vanishing Viper: Priorities for adder conservation
A National Meeting
(Adder image copyright Paul Hudson)
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 meeting will address all aspects of adder conservation with a mixture of presentations, workshops, interactive sessions and posters. Session themes will include:
- Strategic challenges and solutions for adder conservation
- Insights from survey and research
- Managing landscapes sympathetically for adders: opportunities and challenges
- Public interactions with adders – what messages should we be broadcasting?
- Site protection, regulation and policy issues
- Mitigating development impacts
- Prioritisation of threats and conservation actions for the adder
We will be hearing from a range of adder specialists including: Jim Foster (ARC), Steve Langham (SARG), Nigel Hand (HART), Richard Griffiths (DICE), Tony Gent (ARC), Trent Garner (IoZ), Rick Hodges (KRAG), Pete Hill & Mark Barber (ARC), Paul Edgar (NE), Liz Howe (NRW), Lee Brady (KRAG), John Baker (Suffolk ARG), John Dickson (RAGS), Chris Cathrine (Caledonian Conservation), Chris Monk (DARG), Jon Cranfield (Herpetologic Ltd), Darryn Nash (DICE), Gary Powell (ARC), Chris Gleed-Owen (CGO Ecology), Mike Phillips (KRAG), Alex Cruickshank (BBOWT), Stephen Corcoran (Cairngorms National Park,) Iain Porter (The Quantock Hills AONB) .
There will be an opportunity to join us on Saturday night at the venue for a special Curry Extravaganza, the perfect opportunity to network and socialise further.
Please download a draft programme here: The Vanishing Viper - programme summary for 8-9 October 2016
'The Vanishing Viper: Priorities for adder conservation', is generously supported by: