Guidance for local action by responsible authorities to protect native herpetofauna.

Embedding the latest ARC guidance into your Local Nature Recovery Strategy will drive tangible, positive change for your local wildlife and local communities.

Our native amphibians and reptiles (herpetofauna) are key bioindicators of change in our ecosystems. They are sensitive to changes in their environment, and integral to ecological function. A number of species are already at risk of extinction while the remaining species show general declines.

Nature recovery must consider herpetofauna in order to prevent the loss of these species. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) is producing this advice note for Responsible Authorities to aid in the design of LNRSs in order to ensure that these species are considered when their future has never been so uncertain.

Please note: This is a working document and will continue to be updated as more guidance is provided. This note is up to date as of Dec 2023.

LNRS Advice Note