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Herpetological Conservation Trust

Hampshire Amphibian & Reptile Group

Amphibian Reptile Group UK

Disc Amphibians and Reptiles

Amphibians and Reptiles

The Solent region is an important area of Britain for herpetofaunal conservation. It supports all nine of the widespread species of amphibians and terrestrial reptiles, but also a number of rare and restricted species i.e. sand lizard, smooth snake and natterjack toad. Coastal habitats are essential to the continued existence of Britain's rare amphibians and reptiles, in particular mature heathland and sand dune systems.

In the Solent the coastal dune and heath habitats provide habitats for both the great crested newt and the Natterjack toad, Bufo calamita.

Further information is available from the Hampshire Amphibian & Reptile Group, ARG Group and The Herpetological Conservation Trust.