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A fantastic job opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer (part time 3 days/week) for the Dragons in the Hills Partnership Project in Northern Ireland. Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARG UK) are seeking an experienced outreach officer to champion community engagement in the…

Read more: NEW - Job vacancy - with The Dragons in the Hills project in Northern Ireland

Presented by Nicola Morris (Trustee ARG UK, Head of Environment and Engagement at South West Lakes Trust), our expert panel explored some of the concepts surrounding the role of reintroductions in rewilding, with a focus on our native amphibians and reptiles. We were treated to three…

Read more: ARG UK Seminar Series: The Role of Reintroductions in Rewilding - recording and poll results

ARGWEB is a new online toolkit tailor-made for our affiliated volunteer Amphibian and Reptile Groups (ARGS), providing a set of online tools (apps) to help our affiliated groups manage their membership and other stakeholders, including land managers and project partners, in a GDPR compliant manner.…

Read more: How to ARGWEB - video tutorials that cover frequently asked questions

As winter inevitably gives way to spring, I’ll soon be getting ready to return to my field site in Norfolk for the final year, to collect data for my PhD. For the past two summers, I’ve been busy chasing my target species the barred grass…

Read more: Enter the Natrix: surveying grass snakes in eastern England by Steve Allain

What's in your pond in the Spring of 2021? Join with our volunteer ARGs right across the UK and Northern Ireland this spring and see who is the first to spot amphibians arriving to breed. Expert amphibian ecologist, Pete West of the Hampshire and Isle…

Read more: What's in your pond? Spawn spotters in 2021

Relaunch of London Amphibian and Reptile Group (LARG)  - finding our way through the capital.  Do you live in London or Great London? Would you like to find out more about your local amphibians and reptiles? Would you like to get involved in local…

Read more: London ARG (LARG) Relaunch - new year, new start!

Continuing declines of reptile and amphibian species native to the UK need to be addressed. These declines include species loss from parts of their natural range, and national extinction. Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK) supports the network of local volunteer Amphibian…

Read more: ARG UK Policy Statement Concerning Reintroductions

A key part of our Dragons in the Hills, National Lottery Heritage Funded project is to use the creative arts, and storytelling to bind the world of myth and legend with the natural world, allowing our little dragons to take us on a journey of…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills: Music and Myths by the Fireside 1 - with TAP South Armagh and Una Walsh

A key part of our Dragons in the Hills, National Lottery Heritage Funded project is to use the creative arts, and storytelling to bind the world of myth and legend with the natural world, allowing our little dragons to take us on a journey of…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills: Music and Myths by the Fireside 2 - with Marie Murphy

Introduced by Josh Twining and storytelling by meditation facilitator and Ambassador for the Ring of Gullion, Ann Ward. A key part of our Dragons in the Hills, National Lottery Heritage Funded project is to use the creative arts, and storytelling to bind the world of…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills: Music and Myths by the Fireside 3 - with Ann Ward

Introduced by Josh Twining, with storytelling by local historian and writer Seamus Murphy, and music from Colleen Savage and Padraig Carragher. A key part of our Dragons in the Hills, National Lottery Heritage Funded project is to use the creative arts, and storytelling to bind…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills: Music and Myths by the Fireside 4 - with Seamus Murphy, and music from Colleen Savage and Padraig Carragher

 In the last of our autumn seminar series we hear from some of our volunteer amphibian and reptile groups (ARGs) about what they've been doing during the year. Presented by our Chair of Trustees, Chris Monk (Derbyshire ARG), there is something for everyone, as we…

Read more: ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: A celebration of ARG projects - ice age ponds, finding adders and mitigating for reptiles

Presented by Nicola Morris (Trustee ARG UK, Chair Cornwall ARG (CRAG), Invasive Species Officer, South West Lakes Trust), our expert panel discuss what makes an alien species invasive, what impact alien invasive species such as alpine newts may have on our native biodiversity, and how…

Read more: ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: What can we do about alien amphibians and reptiles in the UK?

The recording of the sixth in our ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: Amphibian diseases – Understanding and managing the spread of a highly aggressive amphibian disease focussing on the novel form of chytrid, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal). Presented by Alice Pawlik (Trustee, ARG UK, University of…

Read more: ARG UK Seminar Series: Amphibian diseases – Understanding and managing the spread of a highly aggressive amphibian disease

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Dragons in the Hills is a new project based in Northern Ireland which aims to conserve some of our priority wildlife species through community action. This exciting new project has been developed by a partnership including Newry, Mourne…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills - latest news and information from Northern Ireland

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