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Protecting New Zealand Lizards

Goal: Through research and community action to protect and expand lizard populations on New Zealand's Kapiti Coast

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Paul Callister
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A story about our lizard work on the Kapiti Coast has just been published on the Predator Free NZ website - see
This is an example of citizen science in action.
 
Paul Callister
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The first aim of this project is to gain an understanding of lizard diversity and abundance on a small site on New Zealand’s Paekakariki-Pukerua Bay escarpment through lizard surveys and monitoring programmes. On this small site, an aim is then to improve animal pest control regimes so they protect existing lizard populations and allow these populations to recover over a five to ten year period. If pest control is successful, the project will explore options for translocation from local lizard breeding programmes. Other aims are to develop a template to guide other community groups and to help increase community awareness of the key role lizards can play in New Zealand’s ecosystems.
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Through research and community action to protect and expand lizard populations on New Zealand's Kapiti Coast