What is the Record Pool?

The Record Pool is an online recording tool, which collects information on reptiles and amphibians in the UK and makes it available, locally and nationally, for conservation purposes. It aims to capture data that would otherwise be lost to the conservation community. The Record Pool is a collaboration between Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK).

Our online recording forms are designed to make it quick and easy to report your reptile and amphibian sightings using your computer, tablet or phone. Thousands of members of the public, enthusiasts and experts from across the UK have already recorded their sightings using the Record Pool.
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Our aim is support the conservation of amphibians and reptiles, by providing a central web-based system to record and re-distribute records that may not otherwise be captured through existing recording systems. The Record Pool can also support local groups who may not have the time or resources to develop their own database systems. Our network of expert local recorders and verifiers can then access and verify the records for their specific county or region.
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Wildlife professionals are also encouraged enter their survey data, and once they have done so they can log in at any time to access, filter and sort their own data and export it in spreadsheet format. You can also easily generate maps of your data. We provide options such as a record embargo function and confidential record settings to enable confidential project data to be submitted securely.
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We can also provide custom recording forms for special recording projects and code snippets so that you can help to promote the Record Pool by adding a button or embedding a form on your website.

You can read more about how the Record Pool works in Frequently Asked Questions.


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