We have recently awarded a grant to the ‘Snakes in the Heather‘ project which will expand upon the fantastic achievements of the New Forest Smooth Snake Survey (NF-SSS) which previously was awarded a grant from the New Forest Trust.
The grant will be used in the New Forest over 4 years to:
- Run Reptile Survey training events for new recruits from the general public and for staff from partner organisations.
- Run knowledge-sharing workshops for partner organisations in order to inform and support habitat management and forward wildlife conservation objectives.
- Provide trained Reptile Surveyors with protected species survey accreditations for smooth snake and sand lizard under ARC’s organisational licence issued by Natural England.
- Purchase essential survey equipment, and public engagement resources for activities at the New Forest Reptile Centre.
- Contribute towards travel expenses for Project Officers.
- Provide printing and distribution of the ‘Reptiles of the New Forest’ leaflet.