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calumma
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Posted: 05 Feb 2004
Announcing the launch of KRAG's 'Adders in Decline' project!

Several factors are believed to be responsible for apparent declines in this species. These include: habitat loss, fragmentation of remaining populations, unsympathetic management, direct persecution and public pressure.

In order to address these concerns, KRAG are launching a new initiative ćAdders in DeclineĆ. This project will aim to promote the pro-active conservation of adder. Project aims include:

1) Record the distribution of adder in Kent - identify key sites and important habitat componants within each site (e.g. hibernacula).

2) Monitor important populations - determine relative population sizes in different habitats.

3) Recommend Strategies for further survey work - undertake experimental tests of survey methodolgy.

4) Raise awareness and publicise conservation concerns - including running reptile survey training events, publishing habitat management leaflets etc.

5) Promote adoption of species action plan for adder in Kent.

For more details of this exciting initiative, including a map illustrating target areas please download this leaflet (pdf).
Lee Brady
Kent Herpetofauna Recorder | Independent Ecological Consultant

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calumma
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Posted: 20 Feb 2004
The site list for KRAG's adder project has now been agreed. If you would like to get involved, a map illustrating where we hope to survey can be found here.

Lee
Lee Brady
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AGILIS
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Posted: 28 Feb 2007


   LOCAL ICYNICAL CELTIC ECO WARRIOR AND FAILED DRUID
AGILIS
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Posted: 28 Feb 2007
HI LEE I SEE CAUGHT &  RELEASED STRAIGHT AWAY AFTER SOME SNAPS PLENTY OF ADDERS IN  THE BRACKEN HEATHS AROUND ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS THE OTHER YEAR  REGARDS KEITH BENNETT SO ALL IS NOT LOST IN SOME AREAS 
   LOCAL ICYNICAL CELTIC ECO WARRIOR AND FAILED DRUID
calumma
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Posted: 28 Feb 2007
Keith

Could you please email me more details of your observations privately?

chairman@kentarg.org

Thanks.

Lee



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