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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 - news and information from Northern Ireland in 2020

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 is a partnership project with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council (NMDDC),…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills - news from Northern Ireland in 2021

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 is a partnership project with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council (NMDDC),…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills - news from Northern Ireland in 2022

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

Thanks to our incredibly generous donors we have been able to continue to support the 100% fund small grant scheme in 2021, making small conservation grants available  to our affiliated amphibian and reptile groups right across the UK. In 2021 we were able to support…

Read more: 100% success supporting reptile and amphibian conservation in 2021

Based in the Newry, Mourne and Down District, Dragons in the Hills has been awarded £100,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, to find out more about Northern Ireland’s own little dragons – our three native amphibians and reptiles: common frog, common lizard and smooth…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills - project updates from Northern Ireland

Whats in Your Pond? - record your frogs, newts and common lizards here  The National Lottery Heritage Fund are supporting 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…

Read more: Dragons in the Hills - connecting communities with their natural heritage, and conserving amphibians and reptiles in Northern Ireland

Ponds are great!

As well as providing vital habitat for our native amphibians, ponds also support a diversity of other native wildlife including reptiles (especially grass snakes), invertebrates and provide a vital water source for wild birds and mammalian visitors. However, pond creation can be…

Read more: Wildlife Pond Construction and Habitat Creation on an Allotment in Norfolk

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