DOC Skink Recovery team

30 Jan 2010

 The DOC Skink Recovery team has completed its annual monitoring of the Otago skinks and Grand skinks on the Lindis-Hawea ranges, and the live capture of some juveniles.

They will be cared for as a back-up reserve for the western populations which continue to diminish.

Before returning to Dunedin, the team invited F&B to view the 11 specimens captured.

This provided a valuable opportunity to see the two species at close range, assisting us with casual field identification.

We also learned more about effective surveying techniques, and possible locations for populations.