Gecko numbers under scrutiny

Submitted by shelley.fischer on Thu, 05/08/2010 - 10:07

Development of a $20,000 lizard monitoring plan, by the Auckland Regional Council, will help assess the status of lizard populations across the entire Auckland isthmus.

The Auckland Regional Council, in association with Bioresearches Group Ltd and Ecogecko Consultants, have developed a long-term lizard monitoring programme that will be established in a number of Regional Parks. The aim of the project is to assess the current status of the gecko populations and measure any changes in lizard abundance over time, now that pest-control operations are underway.

This is a large project and has involved the expertise of a number of NZHS members.

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