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Amphibians of Great Britain
Includes further pages about each species, their conservation status and more at Wikipedia.

Reptiles of Great Britain
Details of the snakes, lizards and sea turtles that are resident in Great Britain at Wikipedia.

Wildlife Watch - Amphibians & Reptiles
Swat up on amphibians and reptiles of the UK with Wildlife Watch's guide to cold blooded creatures...

Wales Biodiversity Partnership - Amphibians & Reptiles
Thirteen species of native terrestrial reptiles live in the UK and eleven of these species occur in Wales...

Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK
ARG UK promotes the conservation of our native amphibians and reptiles and their environment...

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust
Charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.

Reptiles & Amphibians UK - Forum
The online meeting place for all who love our amphibians and reptiles...

Amphibian & Reptile Recording Scheme
Surveys to monitor the status and distribution of all the UK’s reptiles and amphibians.

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Latest News

  • What our animals are doing this month… February 2020

    February is a great month to start looking for signs of amphibians breeding and laying eggs. This month keep a look out for common frog laying spawn as the weather improves.  They are the first of our amphibians to start breeding.  Common frog spawn can be easily recognised in ponds with clumps of jelly-like eggs

  • Froglife’s Latest Annual Review

    Froglife’s latest annual review and accounts are now available to download and view from our website. Take a look at what Froglife have been up to this past year and see what we have planned for the future! Click here to see the 2018/2019 annual review as well as others. 

  • What our animals are doing this month… January 2020

    It’s a new year for amphibians and reptiles! Whilst you might not think our species are very active at this time of the year one species may been seen laying eggs by the end of this month… Our common frog breeds from their 2nd or 3rd year, often returning to the ponds from which they

  • Croaking Science- Foot flagging: an alternative method of communication in frogs

    Traditionally, frogs and toads are considered to communicate primarily by using acoustic cues, with males typically calling to attract females. However, in noisy tropical rainforests by fast flowing streams, acoustic communication becomes more problematic. In these environments male frogs have evolved an array of visual cues which complement acoustic cues to communicate […]

  • West Yorkshire Toad Summit 2020

    Froglife’s annual Toad Summit returns, this year taking place in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Our partners are Calderdale Council, Halifax Scientific Society, Amphibian and Reptile Groups UK (ARG-UK) and local toad patrols. It is an excellent opportunity for Toad Patrol members and fellow toad enthusiasts to get together, share ideas, and learn more about the best ways

  • Croaking Science: Artificial light at night- a problem for amphibians?

    Light pollution from industrialization, urban and suburban development is spreading rapidly across the world. It is estimated that 20% of land on earth is polluted by artificial light (Cinzano et al., 2001). An increasing range of wild animal species are being exposed to levels of night-time light higher than ever before. It is estimated that

  • What our animals are doing this month… December 2019

    It’s the final month of the year with activity in our ponds significantly decreased with the cold weather.  However our frogs may still be in the pond over the winter.  Male common frog in particular are known for overwintering at the bottom of ponds within the silt at which time they shut down and absorb

  • Object to Development at Stewartfield Heritage Loch

    Froglife’s Toads on Roads project has been running for many, many years and, thanks to the hard work of toad patrollers, thousands of toads are rescued every year. However, common toads are under threat. One of the main reasons being more deaths on roads due to traffic values increasing and more and more roads being

  • Project Officer Vacancy

    We are looking for a Project Officer for our Green Pathways for Life project in Somerset. Please take a look at the job description and background information below for more details: Job Description – Project Officer Somerset Green Pathways for Life – Background information Please send a 2 page CV and covering letter showing how

  • Green Backyard Christmas Fair

    Are you looking for a gift that is a little different for someone special in your life? Froglife will be at the Green Backyard’s Christmas Fair this year selling some of our products from our online shop. Share the Christmas cheer! Come along and see us and get those unique, last-minute Christmas goodies! The Fair

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