28 April 2017 by Chris Cathrine | Comments: 0
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A new book, ‘Amphibians & Reptiles of Scotland’, has been published. This is the most comprehensive publication on Scotland’s herptiles (amphibians and reptiles) in recent history, including all details of ecology and distribution for all of our native species (including sea turtles) as well as introduced and vagrant species. Chapters also cover conservation, legal protection, cultural connections, projects and development mitigation.
The principle authors, Chris McInerny (University of Glasgow) and Pete Minting (Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust) bring a wealth of experience, while guest authors bring particular expertise. Chris Cathrine (Caledonian Conservation Ltd) prepared the grass snake and development mitigation sections, while David O’Brien (Scottish Natural Heritage) wrote the chapter on great crested newt. All authors drew on a wide range of published sources, and information from other experts.
The book also boasts lavish colour photographs, distribution maps and a beautiful frontispiece by Chris Rose.
Caledonian Conservation Ltd is proud to have sponsored the production of this book, which is an excellent resource for professionals and interested members of the public alike.
The book is available in print, costing £27.50 (inclusive of postage within the UK) – contact Chris McInerny for details of how to order your copy (Chris.McInerny@glasgow.ac.uk).
The book can also be downloaded as a free PDF from the Glasgow Natural History Society website.