New Zealand has more than 110 species of lizard. We have geckos and skinks, and none are found anywhere else in the world. All native lizards are fully protected. Mice, rats, mustelids and cats pose a threat to all lizards.
You can help by creating areas on your property where mice and rats are controlled, there is thick native ground cover to protect lizards from predators, and there is a continuous supply of food.
Detailed species information on the New Zealand Herpetological Society website.
Get involved in conserving our lizards by creating an inviting home for them in your garden.
Explore the features of some of our most endangered reptiles and the recovery programmes, techniques and technology that is helping them survive.
Report a sighting, or search the database for descriptions, habitat information and distributions of frogs, lizards and reptiles.