Lizards Conservation Toolkit

The SRARNZ NZ Lizards Conservation Toolkit is an comprehensive resource developed for the conservation management of the lizards of New Zealand.

This toolkit outlines processes relevant to lizard management and is intended to provide an overview only.  It does not contain sufficient detail to be considered best practice. For best practice advice on monitoring herpetofauna please see Best practice guidance for developers, including for salvage operations, is under development by the national Lizard Technical Advisory Group.

The Toolkit includes primers on:

  • The conservation and resource management legislation in place for lizards and their habitats;
  • Standardized surveying and monitoring methodologies;
  • Predator/pest control, habitat management, translocation practices and funding options for the benefits of lizards; and,
  • Further resources, including sources of further information, organisations and key contacts, and references.

This toolkit was prepared by Peter Anderson (project leader, Auckland Council), Trent Bell (EcoGecko Consultants), Simon Chapman (Boffa Miskell) and Keith Corbett. This project was funded by the Biodiversity Advice Fund, which is managed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation.

To download the full SRARNZ NZ Lizards Conservation Toolkit as one document, please click the link below. Be aware this is a 4.3 mb file.

SRARNZ NZ Lizards Conservation Toolkit – full

For those who want to download each section separately, you can use the following links instead. This will mean a smaller download for each file: