Sand lizards require special sand dune and heathland habitats - but these have undergone serious changes in recent years. Help us to conserve these beautiful reptiles.

Having declined severely in the past, sand lizards are now rare species restricted to just a few areas of the UK, including Dorset, Merseyside, North Wales, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall.

ARC is leading the fight to save sand lizards by managing habitat, advising land owners and reintroducing them to sites where they have been lost.

ARC is dedicated to the conservation of amphibian and reptile species and the habitats on which they depend. Our vision is for a world where amphibians and reptiles can thrive in their natural habitats and society is inspired and committed to their conservation.

We can only achieve our mission with your help, and by making a donation today, you can help make our conservation goals a reality.

Conservation work to help sand lizards across the UK needs £60,000 in 2018-19. This is why the species needs your sponsorship!

So, what’s the problem? 

Habitat loss and habitat degradation affect many species, including sand lizards. We can help sand lizards by influencing land management and reintroducing them to places where they have disappeared, but all these solutions cost money.

We need to cover the costs of running captive breeding facilities, reintroduction projects, habitat conservation work in nature reserves, providing advice to landowners and policy makers, monitoring how species respond to our care, and the support functions that underpin these activities.  

In recent years there has been a dramatic reduction in funding to support conservation initiatives. Wildlife charities such as ARC must find new ways of generating essential funding to conserve our species and habitats – generous donations from individuals who care about their environment are an important part of this.  

How will your sponsorship help sand lizards? 

Your donation will help to support a wide range of sand lizard conservation work in 2018-19. We need £60,000 per year to carry out this work.

With your sponsorship ARC can carry out essential conservation activities in 2018-19. The prospects for sand lizards are improving. But much more needs to be done. You can give the sand lizard a brighter future!

Donate to help the sand lizard!

We need to reach our funding milestone of £30,000 by 5th October 2018, and annual target of £60,000 by 5th April 2019, to enable our sand lizard conservation work to flourish.

Become a Sand Lizard Friend: donate £100+ and… 

  • We could improve habitat quality at one site by preparing five 2m2 sand patches, for sand lizards to lay their eggs or monitor sand lizards at one 10-20 hectare site.
  • We will send you a personalised certificate.
  • You will also become an ARC Friend for a year.

Become a Sand Lizard Champion: donate £1,000+ and… 

  • All of the above, plus…
  • We could create 150m2 of sand habitats to improve sand lizard breeding, monitor 100 hectares of habitat to understand sand lizard distribution, and provide tailored advice to inform habitat management at 5 sites
  • We could cover the feeding costs of 1 captive breeding centre for a summer enabling the return of animals to up to 2 sites.
  • You will also become an ARC Friend for 5 years.

Become a Sand Lizard Guardian: donate £7,000+ and… 

  • All of the above, plus…
  • We could create around 750m2 of sand habitats to improve sand lizard breeding, monitor 500 hectares of habitat to understand sand lizard distribution, and provide tailored advice to inform habitat management at fifteen sites.
  • We could cover the feeding costs of 2 captive breeding centres for a summer enabling the return of animals to 2-4 sites.
  • You will also become an ARC Friend for Life, and receive invitations to ARC Guardians events.

Can your business help ARC through our Corporate Supporters scheme