Amphibian and Reptile Conservation believes that special measures are needed to conserve species effectively.

Conservation initiatives focusing on habitats, ecosystems or processes – while often valuable – normally don’t take into account the particular needs of species. This species focus underlies our work; whether it is managing habitats, providing advice to other land managers or influencing legislation and policy.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation champions the conservation of our amphibians and reptiles. We do this by working with the UK government, including the devolved administrations and agencies, to ensure that these animals benefit from biodiversity initiatives. We also develop and promote action plans and specific projects at local, country, UK and European levels. See below for more information on a selection of projects.