While being based in Britain, Amphibian and Reptile
Conservation has a global remit. We have identified that our main areas
of interest outside of the UK
are promoting herpetofauna conservation in Europe and the
OverseasTerritories, Crown Dependencies and
Sovereign Base Areas.
Our work in Europe
is mostly through our association with the
Herpetologicaâ€™s (SEH) conservation committee and through the IUCN. SEH is a member of a
European Non-Governmental network of environmental organisations called
the European Habitats Forum (EHF) which is actively engaged in working
with the European Commission, and notably the Directorate General for
the Environment (DG Environment) and the member States of the European
Union at a European level. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation staff
represent SEH at this network.
Through our founding organisations we have had a long history of
involvement promoting and co-ordinating conservation work on amphibians
and reptiles throughout Europe. We have
worked closely with the Council of Europe providing significant support
to the Amphibian and Reptile Expert Group of the â€˜Bern Conventionâ€™ on
the Conservation of European Wildlife and Habitats and have been
involved with the production of action plans for some of
Europeâ€™s most threatened herpetofauna. We have also used our
influence in Europe to effect positive conservation in the UK. Perhaps most noticeably the
success of Recommendation 67 through the Bern Convention which has
identified some specific actions needed to further the conservation of Dorsetâ€™s heathlands. We have also worked closely with the
Heritage Service in Eire, helping with the conservation of natterjack
toads in CountyKerry.
More on our work in the
Territories, Crown Dependencies and Sovereign Base Areas.
Societas Europaea Herpetologica.
The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust is a registered charity (No. 1130188) committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles.
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