Grand skink
PHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©


There are many different types of lizards in the world. In New Zealand we only have geckos and skinks.


New Zealand has more than 99 species of lizard. We have geckos and skinks, and 33 of our skinks are found nowhere else in the world. All native lizards are fully protected. Cats, mustelids, and rats pose a threat to all lizards.

You can help by creating areas on your property where lizards have cover from predators, and a continuous supply of food.

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