Scotland is a special place full of beauty and home to some amazing amphibian and reptile
species. In 2009 Froglife expanded their project work into Scotland with the
Water project in Glasgow and, due to its success, a second Scottish Living Water project began in 2011 in
Our aims and objectives can be seen in detail
There are six amphibian species and four reptile species that call Scotland their home. If you would like to
find out more about these species click on the links below – .
You can also find out more about amphibians and reptiles through Froglife’s
Urban Tails campaign.
These species all suffer from loss of habitat through drainage and development, degradation of habitat quality through
neglect and pollution, spread of disease and the spread of non-native species among other factors in Scotland.
You can help all of these species by becoming a Froglife Friend or volunteering your time.
Froglife Scotland hosts a variety of volunteer days to suit a range of abilities, from practical conservation tasks, to awareness raising or
conducting ecological surveys. Our volunteer days are listed
if you would like to be added to our volunteer mailing list please feel free to email
The Living Waters projects in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire have completed work at 33 sites achieving the following so far:
Creating 94 new ponds
Restoring and / or enhancing 37 ponds
Creating over 100 temporary ponds / scrapes
Creating 29 hibernation sites for amphibians and reptiles
Completing 113 amphibian surveys
Providing 20 volunteer amphibian survey training nights
Providing opportunities for over 500 volunteers in practical conservation tasks
Promoting the value of pond habitats at over 17 events
Engaging over 3000 people in education and awareness raising for amphibian and reptile conservation
Involving over 600 school children in talks and activities relating to amphibian and reptile conservation
Completing over 270 hours of youth volunteering
Due to Froglife Scotland’s work we were awarded the ‘highly commended’ award for Rebuilding Biodiversity in 2012 from Biffa Awards.
Froglife is also a member of the
Scottish Environment LINK.
If you would like to contact a member of Froglife Scotland, all of our contact details can be found