Predator control allows critically endangered lizards to recover on mainland New Zealand.

@inproceedings{Reardon2012PredatorCA,
  title={Predator control allows critically endangered lizards to recover on mainland New Zealand.},
  author={James T. Reardon and Nathan Whitmore and Karina M. Holmes and Lesley M. Judd and Andrew D. Hutcheon and Grant L Norbury and Darryl I. Mackenzie},
  year={2012}
}
Two conservation tools have been developed over the last 10–15 years for species on the New Zealand mainland that are vulnerable to introduced mammalian predators: landscape-scale predator trapping networks, and eradication of predators within mammal-proof exclosures. We tested whether these tools would allow population growth of critically endangered grand skinks (Oligosoma grande) and Otago skinks (O. otagense) over three years. Skink populations were subjected to one of three predator… CONTINUE READING

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