Hard copies of these Habitat Management Handbooks are available from our online shop. You can also download the entire handbooks as PDFs below.

Amphibian Habitat Management Handbook

John Baker, Trevor Beebee, John Buckley,
Tony Gent and David Orchard (2011).
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Bournemouth. ISBN: 978-0-9566717-1

This handbook forms a resource for a range
of users including conservation professionals
and interested volunteers. It covers those
amphibians native to Great Britain such as the
two that are subject to Biodiversity Action
Plans (Great Crested Newt and Common Toad)
and features a section on the unique ecological
requirements of the Natterjack Toad - a species
considered rare in the UK.

Reptile Habitat Management Handbook

Paul Edgar, Jim Foster and John Baker (2010). Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Bournemouth. ISBN 978-0-9566717-0-7.

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.

Chapters included in this handbook are:

Contents and Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - British Amphibians
Chapter 3 - Legislation and Policy
Chapter 4 - Pond Creation
Chapter 5 - Pond Restoration
Chapter 6 - Other Pond Species
Chapter 7 - Disease and Mortality
Chapter 8 - Terrestrial Habitat
Chapter 9 - Landscape Ecology
Chapter 10 - Specific Habitats
Chapter 11 - Natterjack Toad
Chapter 12 - Reintroduction
Chapter 13 - Further Reading

Chapters included in this handbook are:

Contents and Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Reptiles of GB
Chapter 3 - Conservation of British Reptiles
Chapter 4 - Habitat Requirements
Chapter 5 - Principles and Planning
Chapter 6 - Resolving Management Conflicts
Chapter 7 - Management Methods
Chapter 8 - Habitat Restoration and Recreation
Chapter 9 - Creating Reptile Habitat Features
Chapter 10 - Opportunities for Reptiles and Specific Land Use Regimes
Chapter 11 - Species Management
Chapter 12 - Reptiles and People
Chapter 13 - Surveys and Monitoring
Chapter 14 - Sources of Information and Advice
Chapter 15 - References and Further Reading

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