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 :
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. The group now formally meets bi-annually and works throughout the Clyde catchment area to conserve, record, and promote reptiles and amphibians.
Today, the group is composed of about 40 members and co-ordinated by:
Emma Downie, CARG Secretary