Conservation initiatives focusing on habitats, ecosystems or processes – while often valuable – normally don’t take into account the particular needs of species. This species focus underlies our work; whether it is managing habitats, providing advice to other land managers or influencing legislation and policy.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation champions the conservation of our amphibians and reptiles. We do this by working with the UK government, including the devolved administrations and agencies, to ensure that these animals benefit from biodiversity initiatives. We also develop and promote action plans and specific projects at local, country, UK and European levels.
We work with government, wildlife charities, landowners, scientists and others when we undertake reintroductions.Read more
ARC is currently finalising the Species Action Plan, monitoring and re-introduction plans to enhance the conservation status of this species.Read more
ARC is in the final stages of producing an up to date Species Action Plan which will set out how we can increase the size and range of natterjack populations in the UK.Read more
The captive breeding programme involves a range of organisations including ARC, government agencies, volunteers, Marwell Wildlife, Chester Zoo and the Institute of Zoology.Read more
Originally there was much debate over the status of this species in the UK, but it has since been declared native. How this once extinct amphibian was reintroduced to East AngliaRead more
Even though they are found in more places than the more restricted species such as natterjack toads, the widespread species often face problems.Read more
Due to our skills, experience and knowledge base, ARC was appointed as Lead or Joint Lead Partner for all of the published amphibian and reptile Species Action Plans.Read more
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has a range of advice designed to meet the conservation challenges.Read more