Saving Reptiles and Amphibians
Conservation of native frogs, tuatara, skinks and geckos
What’s unique about our native reptiles and amphibians, and why are they at risk? Learn more about the science behind conservation efforts for them here in New Zealand.
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All our native frogs are endemic and are members of a single genus – Leiopelma. They have many unique features and life processes compared with other frogs around the world.
The 3 most significant threats facing our remaining populations of reptiles and amphibians are introduced species, habitat loss and disease.
Dr Kelly Hare is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Otago. She is interested in which captive management regimes result in the healthiest individuals for future translocations.
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