Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Biodiversity Still in Decline

No matter how many dedicated organisations like Amphibian and Reptile Conservation try to halt the decline of our native species and habitats, the decline continues. According to IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) governments have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010.
There have been some successes including designation of protected areas and the recovery of particular species. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has had its own successes with the re-introduction of the pool frog and translocation of the sand lizard.
To find out more go to: www.iucn.org/iyb/about/biodiversity_crisis/

BBC Goes Wild

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is supporting the BBC Wildlife Fund's Wild campaign. Lots of fun, so get involved. For more information go to: www.bbc.co.uk/wild/wild-ideas/

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Ponds Increasing in Number, but Decreasing in Quality

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is very concerned about the future of our ponds. The Countryside Survey Ponds Report from 2007 is the first national study of trends in pond quality in Great Britain.
To read the full report go to: http://www.countrysidesurvey.org.uk/pdf/reports2007/CS_UK_2007_TR7.pdf