Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has been a keen supporter of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) since its inception.

Since 2010, action to conserve biodiversity has increasingly been co-ordinated at the country, rather than UK, level. We would like to see country-level biodiversity strategies implemented more effectively and further UK-level coordination where appropriate. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is also keen to see the effective implementation of the general duty towards biodiversity conservation placed on public bodies by the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 and the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006.

ARC is working with a range of initiatives to improve how biodiversity processes can benefit herpetofauna. For more information, see:

England Biodiversity Strategy (also called Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services

Environment Strategy for Wales:

The 2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity

UK biodiversity arrangements (JNCC and Defra (on behalf of the Four Countries’ Biodiversity Group). 2012. UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework. July 2012)

Species Action Plans (SAPs)