This year has been a bumper year for sand lizard conservation. The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) has managed to introduce/reintroduce sand lizards to seven sites in England and Wales - possibly a record number.
Following on from a century of heavy declines, and nationwide habitat losses, the sand lizard is now recovering, thanks to a concerted effort from ARC, Natural England, Countryside Council for Wales, and other partners.
In what is possibly the most successful reintroduction programme in the world, ARC has overseen 74 reintroductions over the last 40 years, and a high percentage has been successful.
Read all about the successes of the Sand Lizard Recovery Programme here: