Scotland is a special place full of beauty and home to some amazing amphibian and reptile species. Froglife has been creating and restoring habitats across hundreds of sites in Scotland since 2008.
Currently Froglife are running the Come Forth for Wildlife project which is working throughout Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire. See all the details for Come Forth for Wildlife here.
We are also delighted to have expanded our Green Pathways Project to Glasgow in 2014 with it still going strong years later. The project works with disadvantaged young people to help them improve their confidence, social skills and positive behaviour as well as learning more about the environment, increasing their enjoyment of the outdoors and improving their conservation skills.
Green Pathways for Life has also been running in Glasgow since 2018. It aims to work with people living with dementia to encourage use and improvement of local green spaces, learning about wildlife, reducing social isolation, improving confidence and empowering people living with dementia to live well through outdoor activities.
The Scottish Dragon Finder project concluded in June 2018 having run successfully from January 2014. The Scottish Dragon Finder project created new habitat for amphibians and reptiles, hosted interactive educational sessions and improved the data recording for amphibians and reptiles across many different areas of Scotland. Click here for more information on the Scottish Dragon Finder project.
Previously Froglife ran the Living Water project in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire (Glasgow and North Lanarkshire Living Water) from 2009 – 2013. The project succeeded in delivering the creation / restoration of pond habitats in a variety of habitats, engaging local communities about amphibian / reptile conservation and offering training / volunteering opportunities to local people. The aims and objectives of the Living Water project can be found here.
There are six amphibian species and four reptile species that call Scotland their home:
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 find out more about amphibians and reptiles through Froglife’s Urban Tails booklet here Scottish Urban Tails.
Our work in Scotland was 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 here.