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Conserving Your Real Welsh Dragons!

In 2012 Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) announced the start of a new ground breaking project dedicated to the conservation of Welsh dragons (amphibians and reptiles) and the habitats they depend on, funded by the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), now Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

There are five native species of reptiles and six native species of amphibians in Wales. These include the rare sand lizard, which was declared extinct in Wales, but a successful reintroduction program has brought them back to their homeland.

The project, now in its second year, involves:-

  • Promoting the recording of amphibian and reptile sightings by the public in their gardens and whilst outdoors.
  • Supporting the current network of Amphibian and Reptile Groups in Wales.
  • Running a symposium on amphibians and reptiles in Wales to promote an exchange of ideas and knowledge about the conservation work being carried out across the country.
  • Working with Wales Environment Link to lobby policy
  • Further developing links, planning and development structures to enhance and safeguard amphibian and reptile populations.