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Presentations from Vanishing Viper, October 2016

Presentations from The Vanishing Viper: Priorities for Adder Conservation, national adder meeting held in Draycott, Somerset on 8-9th October 2016.

Vanishing Viper 2019: A European approach to developing an adder conservation strategy

Vanishing Viper 2019: A European approach to developing an adder conservation strategy, University of Bangor, 8-9 June 2019

 

Vanishing Viper 2019’ was organised in the wake of continuing evidence for declines in British populations of the northern viper or adder (Vipera berus).  The meeting included participants from other European countries, whose insights suggest that the drivers of adder declines in mainland Europe are similar to those in Britain.  Consequently, we stand to benefit from their knowledge and experience.  It was concluded that if adder declines continue at the present pace, then Britain may be left with a few large, flourishing populations, but that many of the smaller populations will be lost as appears to have happened in Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands.  The meeting considered a range of conservation actions including improvements to habitat management, the creation of adder ‘ARKs’, population restoration by genetic or demographic enhancements, community level promotion and outreach, and opportunities for new policy-driven environmental schemes.

pdf Amphibian disease alert - B. salamandrivorans Popular

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Amphibian-disease-alert_- B sal_June-2015.pdf

 

pdf Amphibiocystidium Parasitic Disease Popular

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Amphibian-Amphybiocystidium-factsheet_GWH (1).pdf

 

pdf Apparent absence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in wild urodeles in the United Kingdom Popular

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Cunningham_Bsal UK survey_Sci Rep_2019.pdf

pdf Commercial constultancy work: guidelines on ARG involvement Popular

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HGBI Guidance on Consultancy.pdf

Published by Herpetofauna Groups of Britain and Ireland (HGBI)

document District Level Licensing for Great Crested Newts in Kent - KRAG Position Statement February 2019.docx Popular

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District Level Licensing for Great Crested Newts in Kent - KRAG Position Statement February 2019.docx

pdf Environmental Stewardship Options to Benefit Reptiles Popular

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ARC_Reptile_ES.pdf

Advisory leaflet and poster produced by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation to assist those involved in Environmental Stewardship.  The leaflet provides summary information about reptiles and habitat requirements and suggests Enviromental Stewardship options that may benefit them.

pdf Evaluating local mitigation/translocation: best practice and lawful standards Popular

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HGBI Best Practice and Lawful Standards.pdf

Published by Herpetofauna Groups of Britain and Ireland (HGBI)

pdf Experience in Great Crested Newt Mitigation: Guidance for Ecologists Popular

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A Publication to download from the Nature England Website

pdf Fixing Enkamat to Gully pots – Initial findings in Sussex Popular

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Fixing Enkamat to Gully pots Initial findings in Sussex.pdf

 

pdf Gardener et al Make the Adder Count - population trends from a citizen science survey of UK adders.pdf Popular

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Gardener et al Make the Adder Count - population trends from a citizen science survey of UK adders.pdf

spreadsheet GCN HSI calculator (ARGUK) Popular

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ARGUK GCN HSI.xlsx

 

pdf Great Crested Newt Habitat Management Handbook Popular

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GCN_Conservation_Handbook.pdf

Great Crested Newt
Conservation Handbook
by Tom Langton, Catherine Beckett and Jim Foster

Citation - Langton, T.E.S., Beckett, C.L., and Foster, J.P. (2001), Great Crested Newt Conservation
Handbook, Froglife, Halesworth.

pdf Great crested newts: Educational pond dipping and invertebrate surveys Popular

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What you need to know about licensing if you are pond dipping in a pond where there are great crested newts.  Download from the Natural England Website.

pdf Guidance on references for applicants and referees: Science and Conservation Licensing Popular

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pdf Gully pots death traps for amphibians, RAVON Report (2012) Popular

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RAVON Report.pdf

 

default Herpetofauna Workers' Manual Popular

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Edited by Tony Gent and Steve Gibson, published by JNCC in 1998 and revised in 2003.  Out of print, so now available only as pdf downloads.  Some of the information is now out of date, but this still contains a lot of useful information for herp workers.

pdf IN FOR THE LONG HAUL: MANAGEMENT IN PERPETUITY FOR THE GREAT CRESTED NEWT Popular

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Kylie Jones - Presentation.pdf

IN FOR THE LONG HAUL: 
MANAGEMENT IN PERPETUITY
FOR THE GREAT CRESTED
NEWT
Kylie Jones, NEWWildlife

document NERC KE Amphibian and Reptile Survey Protocols (DRAFT) Popular

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Survey protocols illustrated v 5 December.docx

Draft survey protocols for Amphibian and Reptile surveys for consultation over December 2012. Please download the protocols and then submit comments and suggestions onto the documents and send to Dr David Sewell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf Reptile Habitat Management Handbook Popular

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This handbook is the first attempt to bring together habitat management advice for all native UK reptiles. The half dozen species here have experienced population declines, and are now all Biodiversity Action Plan priorities. The handbook is aimed at site managers, and those who advise on management. It gives advice for a range of settings, from dedicated nature reserves to farmland and includes a useful appendix of Environmental Stewardship options.

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pdf Reptile Slough Genebank Popular

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Reptile Slough Genebank.pdf

 

pdf The Vanishing Viper: priorities for adder conservation Popular

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The Vanishing Viper - priorities for adder conservation.pdf

pdf Toads - Advice for Planners Popular

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Toad_advice_sheet_for_planners.pdf

Common toads and roadsGuidance for planners and highways engineers (England)
 
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