Vanishing Viper 2019: A European Perspective on Adder Conservation
Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARG UK) and Bangor University Herpetological Society, working in partnership with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), are proud to announce a third national adder meeting, "Vanishing Viper 2019: A European Perspective". Following on from our successful meeting in 2016 which identified priorities for adder conservation, this meeting aims to identify a practical road map to take us forward. The meeting will address all aspects of adder conservation including
- Adder conservation priorities - delegate feedback from The Vanishing Viper 2016
- Insights from survey and research around the UK
- What can we learn from our neighbours? Adder conservation in Northern Europe - case studies from France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
- Managing landscapes sympathetically for adders: opportunities and challenges for land managers
- Public interactions with adders – novel approaches to engaging communities
- Good press for adders: managing the adder-bite media storm
- Developing an integrated approach to volunteer survey and monitoring effort, to drive conservation outcomes
- The way forward for adder conservation - developing a practical road map
We will be hearing from a range of adder specialists including: Nigel Hand (HART), Wolfgang Wuster (University of Bangor), Jim Foster (ARC), Steve Langham (SARG), Richard Griffiths (DICE), Chris Cathrine (Caledonian Conservation), Gaetan Rey (Conservatoire d'espaces naturels du Nord - Pas-de-Calais), Dirk Bauwens & Katja Claus (University of Antwerp), RAVON, The Netherlands, Ewan Chapman(National Trust), Geraint Jones (Pembrokeshire Coast National Park), Sarah Ball (IoZ), Sam Langdon (ARG UK) and Rob Booth (NWWT). We will also be joined by representatives from some of the UK statutory agencies: Liz Howe (Natural Resources Wales), Paul Edgar (Natural England) and Rob Raynor (Scottish Natural Heritage).
(Adder image copyright Tracy Farrer)
Our meeting is generously supported by: