Here you'll find links to other organisations and websites about reptiles and amphibians. If you're looking for links forARG local groups websites, please see the Local Groups page.
You'll also find links to useful publications from external websites here in our publications section.
Herp Links - UK and Ireland
- Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC)
The national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.
- Amphibian Conservation Research Trust
The Amphibian Conservation Research Trust (ACRT) is a recently formed and registered charity which provides financial grants to support research and projects in the field of Amphibian Conservation and Environment.
- ARG UK Youtube Channel
The video channel of the ARG UK the umbrella for the local volunteer groups known as Amphibian & Reptile Groups or ARGs. Cheak out the latest videos of our activities from local groups, events and around the country
- Herpetological Society of Ireland
The main aims of The Herpetological Society of Ireland are to advance, and promote, awareness and understanding of herpetofauna (e.g. Reptiles & Amphibians), the conservation of native & exotic herpetofauna, and Herpetoculture through education, learning, and research.
- LARA - Lancashire Amphibian & Reptile Atlas Project
Our main objective is to produce the first amphibian and reptile atlas for the vice counties of South and West Lancashire, an area now covered by Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
- North East Wales Wildlife
Working in North East Wales to engage, inspire and enthuse local communities, acting together to protect wildlife, enhance habitats and eco-systems.
- Reptiles & Amphibians of the UK e forum (RAUK)
The online e forum to discuss, record and identify the British & European Herpetofauna. Stay in touch with field herpers across the UK, Europe and Internationally.
- The British Herpetological Society
Via publications, specialist committees and meetings, the society actively supports Conservation activities targeted at native British species, Field studies and conservation management work worldwide, Scientific research, Responsible captive breeding and maintenance of reptile and amphibian species and Exchange of knowledge and expertise between enthusiasts and herpetologists both in the UK and around the world
- The Froglife Trust
Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles - frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards - and saving the habitats they depend on.
Pond/Garden Information and Advice
Projects and Surveys
- Jersey's Green Lizard Project
A project to promote the conservation of the Island's green lizard population to ensure they remain a permanent feature of Jersey's coastal areas.
- Student Invasive Non Native Species Group
A student Local Action Group based at Cornwall College Newquay, aiming to increase action and awareness of invasive non-native species.
- The National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS)
NARRS is a national wildlife-monitoring project to measure trends in the conservation status of all UK species of frog, toad, newt, lizard, snake, turtle and terrapin.
- Toads on Roads
The Toads on Roads project registers Toad 'migratory crossings' sites and helps coordinate local Toad Patrols, who can apply for road warning signs to be installed and actively help the toads across the road.
Herp Blogs and News
- Frog Blog
The Zoological Society of London's blog covering its research into amphibian disease in the UK and worldwide.
- Lee Brady's Recording Blog
News, announcements and reports concerning reptiles and amphibians from Lee Brady, ARG UK's data advisor.
- Manchester Museum's Frog Blog
This is the personal blog of herpetologist and amphibian conservationist Andrew Gray.
Links for Ecological Surveyors
- A guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians found in the UK
Not sure of your adder from your slow-worm, or your smooth newt from your great crested newt? Reptiles and Amphibians of the UK (RAUK) has a good species identification section on their website.
For online help with identification, or confirmation of photos iSpot is provided by The Open University as part of the OPAL project, which is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
- Whose tadpole is it?
A guide to amphibians and their larvae/tadpoles found in Central Europe. The guide is available online as well as a download and covers all the amphibian species you'd expect to find in the UK.
- Amphibian Specialist Group
The IUCN specialist group dealing with amphibian conservation globally. Download the newsletter Froglog, or just admire the nice amphibian graphics.
- Conservation of Hungarian Meadow Vipers
The conservation program for the Hungarian Meadow Viper previously reported in our newsletter.
Beautiful online newsletter.
- Frogs are Green
Take a leap! Join our cause to raise awareness about the threats frogs face in the world's changing environment, and to spread the message that healthy frogs mean a healthy planet for all.
- Herpetofauna of Europe
Jeroen Speybroeck's website on amphibians and reptiles of Europe and, less predictably, the world.
- RAVON - Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation the Netherlands
RAVON The Foundation is committed to the protection of reptiles , amphibians and fish . The thousands of volunteers supported by professional forces in the country offices in Nijmegen and Amsterdam. In addition to direct support of our volunteers will also RAVON information, advice , conducts research in, protect species and their habitats, collect data dissemination and two nationwide monitoring networks.
- Save the Frogs
SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first and only public charity dedicated to amphibian conservation. Their mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.
- The Sticky Tongue Project
are showcasing the natural beauty of amphibians & reptiles thereby trying to preserve them for future generations. They want to help people appreciate the diversity of wildlife, nature and heritage all over the world.
- World Congress of Herpetology 8
An international scientific conference, the next World Congress of Herpetology will take place in Hangzhou, China from 15-21 August 2016.
UK Conservation Organisations
- Bat Conservation Trust
The BCT is the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely.
- Buglife - The invertebrate conservation trust
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, and we are passionately committed to saving Britain's rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, and spiders to snails.
- Butterfly Conservation
Everyone loves butterflies...
- Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group
FWAG was established in 1969 by a group of forward thinking farmers who were concerned about the dramatic loss of habitat and wildlife as a result of the evere increasing intensification of farming methods. It is an independent Registered Charity and FWAG Limited operates throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It assists the people who manage the countryside with environmental management expertise, so food produced in the UK, our countryside and the native wildlife as we know it can be improved and protected for our future generations to enjoy.
- Freshwater Habitats Trust
Use to be the Ponds Conservation Trust. The national charity dedicated to protecting the wildlife of our freshwaters: ponds, rivers, streams and lakes.
The organisation speaking up for the nation’s wild plants.
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment.
- The Wildlife Trusts
There are 47 individual Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the UK and the Isle of Man and Alderney. Together, The Wildlife Trusts are the UK’s largest people-powered environmental organisation working for nature’s recovery on land and at sea.