Skink rescue plan launched

A select group of grand skinks living in the Lindis Pass is at the centre of a Department of Conservation breeding programme to preserve the endangered New Zealand lizard species.

Six juvenile skinks were recently recovered from the Lindis area by a team of Doc rangers.

Doc captive breeding specialist Lesley Judd said the skinks would enable a breeding programme for the endangered grand and Otago skink populations to broaden their gene base.

“Grand skinks are on an extinction knife-edge.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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