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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

ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: Engaging community champions – developing and evaluating innovative outreach programmes for amphibians and reptiles with diverse communities. Presented by Angela Julian (Coordinator ARG UK), we explore novel ways of engaging with different community groups. Our panel of expert speakers present…

Read more: ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: Engaging community champions – developing and evaluating innovative outreach programmes for amphibians and reptiles with diverse communities.

We are pleased to announce that the ARG UK Seminar Series: District Level Licencing – an exploration and evaluation of a new approach to managing great crested newts in the planning system is now live on YouTube. Presented by Jonathan Cranfield (Recording Officer, HIWARG and…

Read more: ARG UK Seminar Series: District Level Licencing – an exploration and evaluation of a new approach to managing great crested newts in the planning system

ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: Conserving amphibians and reptiles in South Africa, working in harmony with communities to overcome fear and improve local knowledge. Presented by Peter Gillatt (Chair, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Amphibian and Reptile group - HIWARG), himself originally from South Africa,…

Read more: ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: Conserving amphibians and reptiles in South Africa, working in harmony with communities to overcome fear and improve local knowledge.

ARG UK Seminar Series: The Vanishing Viper - Meeting the challenges of conserving adders in a 21st Century landscape – lessons from England and France, streamed on 17.09.20. Presented by Nigel Hand (ARG UK Trustee, Central Ecology and HART), we heard presentations from three adder…

Read more: ARG UK Seminar Series: Meeting the challenges of conserving adders in a 21st Century landscape – lessons from England and France. Streamed 17.09.20

For those who were unable to join us on 3rd September, here is the recording of our first ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series: Dragons in the Hills – Engaging with communities to conserve amphibians and reptiles in Northern Ireland, with thanks to everyone who contributed…

Read more: ARG UK Autumn Seminar Series - Recording of Dragons in the Hills on 3rd September 2020

Derbyshire ARG: Pond clearance and restoration at Hoe Grange & Ballidonmoor Farms to benefit amphibians including protected Great Crested Newts 

Aim of the project To organise the restoration by de-silting of two large diameter, deep dewponds adjacent to the farmyards at Hoe Grange and Ballidonmoor Farms in…

Read more: 100% success restoring ponds in Derbyshire in 2020

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