Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is a British wildlife charity formed in July 2009 by the Herpetological Conservation Trust. It supports the conservation of frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards, and the habitats on which they depend.
The ARC Trust have 20 dedicated staff members working over the UK
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation owns, leases or formally manages over 80 reserves covering more than 1500 ha (3800 acres) and a variety of different habitats, from coastal dunes to clay pits, woodland to heathland. We're one of the UK's leading managers of lowland dry heathland and work in close co-operation with private landowners and various organisations.
The ARC Trust own ten sites totalling just over 170 ha.:- Lions Hill, Noon Hill, Great Ovens Hill, Ham Common, East Worgret, Norden, Corfe Bluff, Martello Road Cliffs and Purbeck Close in Dorset, and Witley, Hankley and Hyton Marsh in Surrey. The purchase of these sites has been made possible as a result of generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Union's LIFE Grant, The British Herpetological Society, Viridor through the land fill tax credit system, and donations from landowners.
ARC Projects - There are a large number of important projects which the ARC trust run and are involved in - National great crested newt project, Million Ponds Project in partnership with Ponds Conservation, Natterjacks in Cumbria,
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