Port Hills Lizard Recovery & Relocation

The Christchurch earthquakes in 2011 resulted in the loss of habitat for the dwindling & nationally protected skink & gecko populations.

Abseil Access got together with conservation herpetologists and the council to mitigate the risks to the protected lizard species and re-locate individuals to safer environments.

Over 200 geckos and skinks were rescued, including the discovery of two-spotted skinks, not thought to inhabit the Port Hills area.

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