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A Tuatara

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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NZ Research collection.

NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Saving...

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.

Science Ideas and Concepts

Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

Looking Closer collection.

Looking Closer

This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Saving Reptiles and Amphibians, which supports the resources in...

People collection.


This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Saving Reptiles and Amphibians. Click on a name...

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Saving...

Question Bank collection.

Question Bank

An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Saving...

Key Terms collection.

Key Terms

15 key terms that should be understood for this context.

Sci Media collection.

Sci Media

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