Striped skink on Little Barrier Island
The distinctively marked striped skink is one of New Zealand's least known and rarely seen lizards.
Very little is known of its ecology and habits and all sightings and records of this skink can provide valuable clues to help DOC ensure its continued survival.
Learn more about one of New Zealand's most elusive lizards.
Predation from introduced species and habitat loss are two of the greatest known threats facing striped skink.
Learn about what DOC is doing to improve the survival prospects of this elusive lizard.
Find out how you can get involved with striped skink efforts.
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