ARC Members Area

Welcome to the ARC Members Area!

We have created this exclusive area on the ARC website just for our ARC Members. The members pages will only be visible to ARC Members who are logged in to the website (log in via the link at the top of this page). Don't forget to activate your access by following the instructions in you confirmation email or joining letter.

The Members Area includes a new look ARC nature reserves section with an interactive map, a resources library and news and events section. Take a look around and let us know what you think via [email protected] 

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Research posters | Sponsorship 

Run in partnership by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG-UK) the Herpetofauna Workers' Meeting is the foremost gathering for those involved in UK amphibian and reptile conservation.

This years in person conference will take place on the 3 & 4 February 2024 at Solent Hotel & Spa, near Fareham in Hampshire. We have a broad range of speakers from across the UK and abroad covering a variety of herpetofauna conservation topics, with guest star appearances thrown in! The Gala Dinner is back by popular demand on Saturday night featuring our ‘Have I Got New(t)s for You!’ quiz and there will be plenty of opportunities to network.

The meeting attracts a diverse audience representing: conservation organisations, ecological consultants, statutory bodies, land managers, academic institutions and students, and enthusiastic volunteers. Ticket prices are kept as low as possible and as always we offer a concessionary rate for ARC Members, members of ARG’s and students. Tickets are on sale now!

Before registering via Eventbrite please download the provisional programme below for details of talks and workshops

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Useful information

Questions? Contact the team via [email protected]

You do not need to bring a printed or electronic version of your ticket.

The dress code for the Gala Dinner and evening entertainment is ‘smart casual’.

The entire conference including the Gala Dinner and evening entertainment on Saturday evening will be held at Solent Hotel and Spa.


Solent Hotel & Spa, Rookery Avenue Whiteley PO15 7AJ

01489 880000

Getting there:

Directions can be found on the venue website


Free parking is available at the venue. Please visit the venues FAQs page for more useful information

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There is accommodation available at Solent Hotel & Spa and there are other options nearby. 

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Research posters

If you would like to exhibit a research poster please contact [email protected] 

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Sponsorship opportunities

The annual Herpetofauna Workers Meeting is the foremost gathering for those involved in UK amphibian and reptile conservation. By sponsoring our conference your organisation will reach a wide audience of around 200 delegates, including representatives from wildlife conservation groups; consultant ecologists; academic researchers and students; statutory bodies and local authority planners; land managers; and keen amateurs. Your sponsorship will also help us to keep the meeting accessible for our volunteers and those on a lower income. We have several sponsorship options available. Please download the Sponsorship Flyer or contact us via: [email protected] for more details.

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