Marlborough green gecko stolen from Fiordland Visitor Centre

Submitted by shelley.fischer on Thu, 20/07/2017 - 17:19

A Marlborough (or manuka) green gecko (Naultinus manukanus) was stolen from the Fiordland Visitor Centre sometime between the 16th and 19th of July.  Graham has been a long time resident at the visitor centre having lived in the same terrarium for 30 years.

The stolen gecko has a distinctive grey marking on his head. Anyone with information about the missing gecko should contact Te Anau police or the Te Anau Doc office: (03) 249-0200.

80 Duvaucel's gecko released in Tawharanui Open Sanctuary

Submitted by shelley.fischer on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 20:54

Visitors to the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary now have the chance to see Duvaucel's gecko in the wild.

A team of scientists and volunteers, including our president Chris Wedding and members Manuela Barry and Nick Harker, have re-introduced 80 Duvaucel's gecko into the park. A ten year monitoring programme has been set up to track the post-release success of Duvaucel's gecko, as well as to monitor their impact on other resident geckos.