We have created this exclusive area on the ARC website just for our ARC Members. The members only 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).
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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Amphibian and Reptile Conservation owns, leases or formally manages over 80 reserves covering more than 2000 ha (4900 acres) with a variety of different habitats, from coastal dunes to clay pits; woodland to heathland.
This land holding makes us one of the UK's leading managers of lowland dry heathland. By working in close co-operation with private landowners, local authorities and other NGOs, we are proud to protect some of Britain’s most precious habitat, saving some of our rarest native species of flora and fauna.
We have a devoted field team dedicated to looking after these important places, and we work hard to ensure that all our reserves stay in tip top condition. The practical work involves the removal of trees and scrub; the control of bracken and other invasive plant species; the creation of basking sites for reptiles; and heather and gorse management to provide suitable vegetative structure to maintain the unique heathland fauna. This is carried out by our own team of specialist conservation field workers, working alongside our ever-growing list of enthusiastic volunteers.
And it’s not just amphibians and reptiles. We take into account the needs of all flora and fauna, and work to a holistic management plan, to benefit everyone - however big, or small: from Dartford warblers, to ladybird spiders.
And we need your help to do this! Without the generous support of our ARC Members and volunteers, we could not undertake this essential work, to save some of our most vulnerable native species, and ensure a future for all.
Banner: Witley Common view by Gillian Pullinger
Brief summary for visitors about safety whilst visiting our reserves.