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Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
2.1. Sand lizard Lacerta agilis
2. Reptiles of Great Britain
Native reptiles of Great Britain
2.3. Slow-worm Anguis fragilis
2.4. Smooth snake Coronella austriaca
2.5. Grass snake Natrix natrix
2.6. Adder Vipera berus
3.1. Threats
3.2. Legal protection
3. Conservation of British Reptiles
3.3. Biodiversity Action Plan and Section 41 listing
3.4. Implications for site managers
3.5. Accommodating reptiles within broader conservation approaches
3.6. Climate change
4.1. Insolation (exposure to sun)
4.2. Shelter from the elements (heat, dry weather and wind)
4. Habitat Requirements
4.3. Shelter during the winter
4.4. Food
4.5. Shelter from predators
4.6. Breeding habitat
4.7. Space and habitat connectivity
4.8. Habitats providing favourable conditions for reptiles
4.9. Habitat interfaces
4.10. Habitat succession
5.1. General principles
5.2. Habitat extent and connectivity
5. Principles and Planning
5.3. Temporal continuity
5.4. Management planning
5.5. Site audit
5.6. Management objectives
5.7. Management constraints
5.8. Timing of management
5.9. Impact assessments
5.10. Management checklist
6.1. Background
6.2. Precisely what is the confict?
6. Resolving Management Conficts
6.3. Factors to consider in reaching a resolution
7.1. Overview
7.2. Cutting/mowing
7. Habitat Management Methods
7.3. Grazing
7.4. Controlled burning
7.5. Fire control
7.6. Scrub and tree management
8. Habitat Restoration and Re-Creation
9.1. Brash and log piles
9.2. Hibernation sites and basking banks
9. Creating Reptile Habitat Features
9.3. Grass snake egg-laying heaps
9.4. Sand lizard egg-laying sites
10.1. Farmland
10. Opportunities for Reptiles in Specifc Land Use Regimes
10.2. Forestry
10.3. Transport corridors
10.4. Golf courses
10.5. Gardens and allotments
10.6. Churchyards
10.7. Utility sites
11.1. Reintroductions
11.2. Reinforcement and genetic management
11. Species Management
11.3. Invasive reptile species management
12.1. Public access and reptiles
12.2. Reducing negative impacts
12. Reptiles and People
12.4. Responses to adder conficts
13.1. Reptile surveys for habitat management
13.2. Reptile survey methods
13. Survey and Monitoring
13.3. Monitoring reptile populations
13.4. Monitoring reptile habitats
13.5. National survey projects
14. Sources of Information and Advice
15. References and Further Reading
Appendix: Environmental Stewardship Options
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Reptile Habitat Management Handbook

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