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South East Regional Amphibian and Reptile Groups Meeting

Saturday, 12 Jan 2019 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Marwell Zoo, Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, England

Banner for SE Regional Meeting Gillan Pullinger and Pete Gillatt



Welcome to the ‘South East Regional Amphibian and Reptile Group Meeting’ which is being generously hosted by Marwell Wildlife on January 12th, 2019. Our first SE regional meeting in a number of years, this is a great opportunity for all amphibian and reptile group volunteers from the region to get together to discuss conservation issues, catch up with friends and colleagues, share experiences and meet new folk who share our conservation aims. We also welcome non SE region ARG volunteers who would like to find out more about what is happening in our region, and discuss solutions to some of the challenges they may be facing elsewhere across the UK.

We have a varied and packed programme for you covering the latest conservation programmes and activities for amphibians and reptiles in our area, with representation from each of the local groups: Paul Edgar & Pete Gillatt from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (HIWARG), Berkshire (BRAG), Nick Dobbs, Dorset (ARC & DARN), Jamel  Guenioui, Surrey (SARG), Paul Stevens, Sussex (SxARG), Rick Hodges & Steve Songhurst, Kent (KRAG), Ray Cranfield, Essex (EARG), Dave Willis, Hertfordshire (Herts ARG) and Oxfordshire (OxARG). We are also delighted to be able to welcome Nigel Hand (HART) who will tell us about his experiences radio tracking adders on Greenham Common in Berkshire,  Sheila Gundry from Froglife who will tell us more about Toads on Roads and the new London TOAD project, Phil Thomas, Principal Ecologist at the Ministry of Justice on their biodiversity programme and the opportunities it offers for our volunteers, and Angie Julian (ARG UK and OxARG) who will be telling us about the innovative new community outreach project, 'Adders are Amazing'. 

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(images Gillian Pullinger, Pete Gillatt)



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking at Marwell Zoo. You will then have to walk for a further 8-10 minutes to get to the lecture theatre which is within the grounds of the Zoo. If you have mobility issues please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and we will make additional arrangements for access. Please note you will not be able to enter the park before 10 am which is the public opening time, and we have been asked to exit the park by 4pm.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact: Dr Angela Julian by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions


What's the refund policy?

You are entitled to a full refund up to 7 days before the event. After this time we will have paid for your catering, so with regret we cannot refund delegates.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

The will be a list of names at the entrance to Marwell Zoo. If you tell the receptionist that you are attending the 'SE Regional ARG Meeting' they will be able to check your name against their list.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you wish to transfer your ticket kindly contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will see if this will be possible.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No - the ticket or registration will be the name that the Marwell staff will check.


With grateful thanks to our generous sponsors:

SARG logo      Marwell Wildlife logo    HIWARG logo