What is the Record Pool?
The Record Pool is an online recording tool. It collects information on reptiles and amphibians in the UK and to makes it available, locally and nationally, for conservation purposes. The Record Pool aims to capture data that would otherwise be lost to the conservation community. The Record Pool is a collaboration between the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the 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.
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.
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 sensitive record settings to enable more sensitive project data to be submitted securely.
The Record Pool is a collaboration between Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK). We set up the Record Pool because existing online recording did not meet the needs of the conservation community. We hope you join in with the hundreds of other users who already enjoy using the Record Pool.
You can read more about how the Record Pool works in Frequently Asked Questions.