Species sightings and data management
IntroductionWe collect species information for the herpetofauna database, to create the Atlas of amphibians and reptiles. You can report your species observations.
Species observations are generally recorded on ARDS (Amphibian & Reptile Distribution Scheme) cards which are entered into the herpetofauna database which is administered by DOC.
The database contains descriptive, observational and voucher material data of terrestrial reptiles, amphibians, marine reptiles and tuatara. The data has been used to create the Atlas of amphibians and reptiles of New Zealand.