Our work in Europe is mostly through our association with the Societas Europaea Herpetologica'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 Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Habitats and have been involved with the production of action plans for some of Europe'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 Dorset's heathlands. We have also worked closely with the Heritage Service in Eire, helping with the conservation of natterjack toads in County Kerry.

We have also worked closely with the National Parks and Wildlife Service in the Republic of Ireland, having had a long standing involvement with the conservation of natterjack toads in County Kerry. More recently working with Queens University Belfast to develop a monitoring programme for the common frog. A report is available to download from the National Parks and Wildlife Service website