North West Wales Amphibian and Reptile Group (NWWARG)
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North West Wales ARG (NWWARG) seeks to involve the public in the conservation and recording of reptiles and amphibians. We are developing links with other local conservation groups, and working closely with Bangor University Herpetological Society in order to complete projects and develop records for the area.


Between our volunteers, we have the necessary licences to permit full surveys of all species present in our area, including Great Crested Newts and Sand Lizards.


We hold annual identification and training events for the correct practices of surveying for reptiles and amphibians. NWWARG also run other activities throughout the year such as habitat management, surveying and monthly meetings. Should you wish to get involved, or simply to be kept updated of our progress, please join our Facebook, InstagramTwitter, You Tube or email us at!



Sam Training                                                                                                                              Photo Credit: Sam Handy




Mae ARG Gogledd-orllewin Cymru (NWWARG) yn ymgeisio i annog y cyhoedd i gymryd rhan mewn cadwraeth a recordio ymlusgiaid ac amffibiaid. Rydym yn datblygu cysylltiau gyda grwpiau cadwraeth leol arall, ac yn gweithio’n agos gyda Chymdeithas Herpetoleg Prifysgol Bangor er mwyn cyflawni prosiectau ac i gynhyrchu recordiau i’r ardal.


Rhwng ein gwirfoddolwyr, mae gennym ni’r trwyddedau angenrheidiol i wneud arolygiadau llawn o'r rhywogaethau sy’n bresennol yn ein hardal, gan gynnwys y fadfall dd?r cribog a madfall y tywod.


Rydym ni’n cynnal sesiynau hyfforddiant blynyddol ar y dull cywir i arolygu am ymlusgiaid ac amffibiaid. Mae NWWARG hefyd yn rhedeg digwyddiadau arall trwy gydol y flwyddyn megis rheolaeth gynefin, arolygu a chyfarfodydd misol. Os rydych chi eisiau cymryd rhan, neu ddilyn ein cynnydd, dilynwch ni ar ein tudalennau Facebook, InstagramTwitter, You Tube, neu e-bostiwch ni at!




Rixton Claypits Group Photo Feb 2018

                                                                                                                      Llun Cwrteisi o: Nathan Rusli





Habitat Management - 17/02/2018

Posted on Friday 2nd March, 2018

Find out more about our recent habitat management work in conjunction with ARGSL and Bangor University Herpetological Society at Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve on our You Tube page!

Amphibian Training Day - 12/02/2018

Posted on Friday 2nd March, 2018

Head over to our You Tube channel to hear about our recent amphibian training day in conjunction with Bangor University Herpetological Society and Peta Marshall (Greenscape Environmental). 


Thanks to everyone that attended!

Social Media Update!

Posted on Wednesday 21st February, 2018

NWWARG can now be found on Instagram and You Tube


Mae NWWARG nawr yn gallu cael ei ddarganfod ar Instagram a You Tube!


Instagram: @northwestwalesarg

You Tube: NWWARG 



Past Events

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Habitat management day

Mon 2nd March, 2015 - Mon 2nd March, 2015

First trip to do some habitat management is organised! This is your chance to get involved with some hands-on conservation for our native species. 
The site is the Rixton Clay Pits, a SAC and SSSI for the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus), near Warrington. (…/sacselection/sac.asp…)

If you are interested in joining us, please email us ASAP to ensure a place. Emails can be found on the 'Contact Us' page on this site.

Alien and Invasive Species – Giles Norcup

Mon 3rd November, 2014

19:30 in A12 Brambell Building, Bangor.

Native Herps and Conservation – Mandy Cartwright

Mon 20th October, 2014

19:30 in A12 Brambell Building, Bangor.



Useful Resources

Useful Resources


ARG UK Amphibian ID Guide




ARG UK Reptile ID Guide




ARG UK - Precautions for Amphibian Disease Advice Note




ARG UK - B.sal Disease Alert




ARG UK - Amphybiocystidium Pathogen Factsheet




ARG UK - Information on submitting shed skins to Genbank




ARG UK - Priorities for adder conservation from the Vanishing Vipers conference



Contact us

Contact Us







Or Contact/Neu Cysylltwch â :


Rhiannon Williams (Chair)


Mobile: 07503 075209

Twitter: @Rhiannon_C_W


Benjamin Owens (Treasurer)



Joshua Smith (Engagement Officer)













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