22 May 2024

Drones needed to find endangered lizard species

From Afternoons, 1:28 pm on 22 May 2024

Using drones to find lizards might sound like an impossible task, but it's hoped the technology can get to our endangered ones.

Carey Knox has spent 13 years as a lizard ecologist - or herpetologist is the technical name - and he's in the process of undergoing research collecting important data on New Zealand's endangered lizards.

He's fundraising to get a drone to help him get to the tricky places where they live. He explains it all to Jesse.

A green gecko atop a black plant with a hill and blue sky in the background.

An Elegant gecko, formerly known as an Auckland green gecko Photo: Casey Knox