Sympathetic policy and legislation are key to effective conservation. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation works with decision-makers to ensure that policy and legislation are tuned to the needs of herpetofauna. This encompasses work on land-use planning, agri-environment, forestry and conservation policy. We work closely with Wildlife and Countryside Link in key policy areas, as well as undertaking our own advocacy work. We work on national and international law influencing herpetofauna conservation, looking at the wording of legal instruments, enforcement and interpretation.
Wildlife legislation in the UK is complicated. Different legislation (and policy) has developed in the different countries of the UK.Read more
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is working with a range of initiatives to improve how biodiversity processes can benefit herpetofauna.Read more
The planning system regulates how land use changes are decided, and can therefore have a major influence on reptile and amphibian conservation.Read more
On this page you will find links relating to our other policy work.Read more
Due to our skills, experience and knowledge base, ARC was appointed as Lead or Joint Lead Partner for all of the published amphibian and reptile Species Action Plans.Read more