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South East ARGs Regional Meeting 'Restoring Ecosystems and Rewilding', organised by KRAG at the University of Kent on 8th October 2022

Saturday, 08 Oct 2022 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury Campus, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB

SE ARG 2022 meeting photo 3Please note - ticket sales will close at 12pm on Weds 28th September.

Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group (KRAG) are delighted to present the South East ARGs regional meeting for 2022 on Saturday October 8th. This, our first 'in person' meeting in over 2 years, will provide an opportunity for volunteers, NGOs, students, academic researchers and statutory agencies to network and catch up on the latest news and research findings from reptile and amphibian conservation projects from right across the region. The one day meeting will feature a series of presentations from the SE ARG groups on the theme of ‘Restoring Ecosystems and Rewilding, as part of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. We will be hearing from a number of our ARGs around the region including: Kent (KRAG), Surrey(SARG), Sussex (SxARG), Hampshire & Isle of Wight (HIWARG), Oxfordshire (OxARG) as well as ARG UK, The National Centre for Reptile Welfare and Hadlow College and London Essex and Hertfordshire Amphibian and Reptile Trust (LEHART).

Presentations at the meeting will include:

  • The return of European Bison to our woodland scene and how this may impact reptile populations
  • Rewilding Railways for Reptiles
  • Hounslow Heath Adders – How a London adder population continues to survive in the 21st Century
  • Strategic protection - engaging with local government in Surrey
  • Turtle Tally Project : Researching the impact of the release of non-native pet terrapins into urban & rural lakes & ponds
  • Nature Unlocked, Community Outreach Projects
  • Common Toads and Common Lizards and what they can teach us about designing national policies for supporting biodiversity and ecosystem restoration
  • An expanding adder population in an arable setting
  • Community Reptile Rewilding – Methods & Results
  • SEARG Regional Update – What’s been happening in the region over the last four years.

As the meeting is based at the University of Kent we also wish to welcome early career ecology and conservation students.

Thanks to the generous support of our fellow ARGs in the South East region we are able to offer a limited number of tickets at a discounted price for ARG members attending the conference and a special student price for those engaged in full time education.

Ticket prices will be :

  • General Admission: £40
  • ARG group members - please state your ARG (limited number of subsidised tickets): £25
  • Students in full time education (limited number of subsidised tickets): £20

Plus Eventbrite fees!!

This fee includes attendance at all the presentations, plus morning and afternoon teas and a light lunch.

To buy your ticket follow the link to Eventbrite

Our SE ARGs Regional Meeting is generously supported by: Kent (KRAG), Surrey (SARG), Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIWARG), Essex (EARG) and ARG UK.


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