Reptile Habitat Management Handbook

This handbook is the first attempt to bring together habitat management advice for all of our native UK reptiles. The half dozen species here have experienced population declines, and are now all Biodiversity Action Plan priorities. The handbook is aimed at site managers, and those who advise on management. It gives advice for a range of settings, from dedicated nature reserves to farmland and includes a useful appendix of Environmental Stewardship options.


Contents and Summery

  1. Introduction
  2. Reptiles of GB
  3. Conservation of British Reptiles
  4. Habitat Requirements
  5. Principles and Planning
  6. Resolving Management Conflicts
  7. Management Methods
  8. Habitat Restoration and Re-creation
  9. Creating Reptile Habitat Features
  10. Opportunities for Reptiles and Specific Land Use Regimes
  11. Species Management
  12. Reptiles and People
  13. Surveys and Monitoring
  14. Sources of Information and Advice
  15. References and Further Reading
  16. Appendix

Product details:


  • Author: Paul Edgar, Jim Foster and John Baker
  • Publisher: Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Bournemouth
  • ISBN: 978-0-9566717-0-7
  • 79 full colour pages
  • Size: 29.7cm x 21 cm

You can download the entire Reptile Habitat Management Handbook as a PDF (3.79Mb) via our habitat management advice pages.