Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group

What is carg?

Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group (CARG) is a local group of volunteers which promotes the conservation of the herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles ) in the Clyde area of Scotland. It is one pole of the national network of ARG UK and shares the same objectives :

  1. To promote the conservation of all native species of amphibian and reptiles and their habitats in Glasgow, Dumbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
  2. To establish and monitor the distribution and status of amphibians and reptiles, including colonies of introduced species.
  3. To liaise with and provide advice on amphibians and reptiles and the management of their habitats to all relevant statutory and non statutory organisations and agencies and the general public.
  4. To foster an interest in amphibians and reptiles and their conservation and to develop the skills of those interested in these species.
  5. To contribute to Local and National Biodiversity Action Plan targets for habitats and species.

History and COnstitution

The Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group (CARG) was established in 1998 by Carol MacLean, biodiversity officer at Glasgow City Council, with support from Jim Foster at Froglife. It was after the successful Glasgow Amphibian Survey (1998) which covered a lot of ground in Glasgow and rallied a good number of volunteers that the decision was made to create a group for the Amphibians and Reptiles conservation in all Clyde Area. The first meeting took place on the 20th of September 1999 at Pollock Country Park.

Today, the group is composed of about 40 members and directed by :

  • Chair: Brian Beck

  • Secretary: Erik Paterson

  • Treasurer & Membership Secretary: Roger Downie - Roger.Downie@glasgow.ac.uk

  • Minutes Secretary: Rachael Iveson

  • Ordinary members: Salma Rahman, & Lauren Lochrie. 

Minutes of the last meeting

18/02/2016 18:45

Minutes of the Spring 2016 Meeting

CARG_Spring_16_Minutes.pdf (378 kB)
05/02/2015 19:30

Minutes of the Spring 2015 Meeting

CARG_Spring_15_Minutes.pdf (208,7 kB)
20/11/2014 19:30

Minutes of the Autumn 2014 Meeting.

CARG_Autumn_14_Minutes.pdf (237,6 kB)
20/02/2014 19:30

Minutes of the Spring 2014 Meeting

CARG_Spring_14_Minutes.pdf (295581)
21/11/2013 19:00

Minutes of the Autumn 2013 Meeting.

CARG_mins_Autumn_13.pdf (104,3 kB)
27/03/2013 19:00

Minutes of the Spring 2013 Meeting.

CARG mins Spring 2013.pdf (70,2 kB)
02/03/2012 23:33

Minutes of the Autumn 2011 Meeting.

CARG minutes Nov 2011.doc (35,5 kB)
15/12/2010 18:00

Minutes of the Spring 2011 Meeting.

CARG minutes 15 12 10.pdf (56,7 kB)

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