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Wildlife disease can cause population declines and even species extinctions. It is important, therefore, that we monitor trends in diseases to determine their impact on populations and to identify new and emerging threats. …

Read more: Finding out more about diseases in our native reptiles and amphibians

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has published a series of snake publications in conjunction with its Summer Snake Stock Take.  The Stock Take informs gardeners about native snakes and when and why they might occur in gardens.  It also encourages submission of records of snake sightings.…

Read more: ARC Snake Publications

Congratulations to Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group.  KRAG's committee members have published an article in the latest edition of the BHS Bulletin (Number 126): Contributions to local herpetology in Great Britain – The Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group.  The article summarises the history of the…

Read more: Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group

It's that time of year when folk are starting to come across reptiles in their gardens. Perhaps sheltering under a compost bag, a bit of old board or roofing felt, swimming across their pond, or just basking in a sunny spot. Whilst some people welcome…

Read more: There's a snake in the garden...

North Merseyside Amphibian and Reptile Group (NMARG) and other ARG UK volunteers are celebrating the successful creation of egg-laying sites especially for the Merseyside sand lizard.

The Merseyside sand lizard is a unique form of this rare and strictly protected species which has very specific…

Read more: Early Success for the Sefton Coast Sand Lizard Task Force

The West Midlands Regional meeting was held on Sunday 17 November 2013. Kindly hosted by the Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team (HART), the meeting attracted over 80 attendees representing many of the local ARGS - plus a few from further afield (Essex!), to share their…

Read more: Round up of the West Midlands Regional Meeting 'Captive breeding & re-introduction of UK reptiles & amphibians'

A fantastic project looking at amphibians and other wildlife which find themselves down drains. Excellent work undertaken and shown in the following video below. The youtube video shows the new kerb stone which helps animals avoid gully pot drains, a group effort between the local…

Read more: Amphibians in Drains - Scotland