Baker Consultants

Baker Consultants sponsor Adder reintroduction workshop at Nottingham Trent University

Baker Consultants are delighted to announce that the company will be sponsoring an Adder reintroduction workshop to be held at Nottingham Trent University and led by the NTU Species Recovery Unit in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

The all-day workshop will take place on the 29th of July 2021 on an invitation only basis, to bring together local herptile stakeholders and viper breeding specialists from across the UK and Europe.

The Adder is extinct in Nottinghamshire  and the species is in general decline at varying rates in every region in the UK. A key theme of the workshop is an examination of captive breeding for re-introduction where NTU and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will outline research undertaken to date and local population reintroduction plans. The day’s programme will then lead into a discussion session on a range of captive Adder breeding techniques, such as environmental considerations and husbandry techniques that lead to the best success rates.

We are very excited to be able to support the gathering together of the collective expertise on viper breeding from across the UK and Europe, where invited speakers and delegates alike will be able to discuss and pass on their knowledge in what will be an interactive session.

An exciting list of experts will lead the afternoon discussions including Chester Zoo, ARC (Amphibian & Reptile Conservation) and the University of Kent, amongst others. There will be a wide range of experience from which delegates will be able to draw new learning and techniques. Delegates will also hear from Balint Halpern, Manager of the LIFE-funded Hungarian meadow viper programme where they will learn details about this project to protect and manage the endangered Hungarian Meadow Viper, through captive breeding of this very closely related species to adder..

It is set to be an informative session giving practical advice. Although this will be an invitation only event, please do drop us a line on if you are interested in knowing more about the content of the workshop. Alternatively you can get in touch with us via our contact form on the website.