Did you know?
- More than 99 species of lizard live in New Zealand
- We have geckos and skinks, and 33 of our skinks are found nowhere else in the world
- Lizards help scatter the seeds of some of our native plants and may also pollinate their flowers.
- Lizards will love your backyard if they have food and shelter
Get involved in conserving these special creatures by creating an inviting home for them in your garden. There is a general guide, as well as factsheets for lizard-friendly gardening in the lower North Island and Canterbury regions.
Suburban backyard video: Learn the kind of wildlife you might find in your own garden, and how to turn it into a haven for birds, lizards and weta.