Snakes in the Heather

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.

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