Reptiles

Yellow-headed gecko (Gonatodes albogularis), Costa Rica

We do surveys, reports, impact licences and mitigation.

We provide training courses.

We run ecotourism trips.

We conduct scientific research.

For planning and development…..

We assess the potential of habitats for reptiles.

We conduct follow up surveys:

• Observational surveys.

• Searches of ‘natural’ refugia.

• Checks of artificial refugia.

• Pitfall traps (rarely used in the UK).

Mitigation may include:

• Habitat protection or creation.

• Sensitive site clearance.

• Catching and translocation.

In the UK, licences are needed to affect smooth snakes and sand lizards.

Grass snake (Natrix natrix), Hertfordshire
Female sand lizard (Lacerta agilis), Hungary
Bedriaga’s skink (Chalcides bedriagai), Portugal
Green lizard (Lacerta viridis), Albania
Checking roads is sadly a good way to do reptile surveys
Artificial refugia, Surrey
Slow-worms (Anguis fragilis), Surrey
Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica), Cameroon
Tenerife gecko (Tarentola delalandii), Tenerife
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling, Costa Rica