Sand lizard reintroductions across UK

The Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) is one of the rarest reptiles found in Britain, it is currently confined to the lowland heathlands of Dorset and Hampshire as well as sand dunes in the north west. However the new programme is aimed and re-establishing populations that have been lost over the last century in areas such as Surrey and several sites in Wales.

Here is a short video of some juveniles being released at a Surrey locality:

One Comment on “Sand lizard reintroductions across UK

  1. Growing up much of my childhood was spent along the Sefton coast looking for wildlife with my grandparents. As a result both the Sand Lizard, as well as the Natterjack Toad, will always rank among my favourite herps!!
    Even today that first flash of dazzling green upon first sighting a male Sand Lizard in spring remains as one of my favourite sights…I hope these re-introductions are a success so that many others in years to come will develop a passion for herpetology having enjoyed such sights themselves!
    I am hoping uni,work – and of course with herps – weather permiting, to accompany an expert along the coast this month to monitor hatchlings!
    Thanks Matt for putting the post!


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