Conservationists conduct a bioblitz to find out what wildlife is living on Denniston Plateau
TVNZ 20:20 news 4th March 2012 - background to the video.
Reptile life on the plateau - the West Coast Green Gecko is unique to this area
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The official biological survey commissioned for the Resource Consent process showed a wiide range of organisms on the plateau, including the lizards :West Coast Green Gecko (conservation status = At Risk) and Forest Geckos (status = not threatened). The introduced Whistling Frog was found to be relatively common throughout the Mount William North mining area.