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Breeding Dragons in Captivity: A Case Study
Breeding Dragons in Captivity: A Case Study
When it comes to attempts to conserve the world’s largest lizard , the Komodo Dragon, captive breeding is fraught with difficulties and full of surprises!...
Bringing 'Dragons' Back to Wales: A Case Study
Bringing 'Dragons' Back to Wales: A Case Study
Attempts to bring the sand lizard back to parts of Wales after a virtual absence of nearly 50 years are, it seems, proving a resounding success....
Conserving Kosgoda's Turtles: A Case Study
Conserving Kosgoda's Turtles: A Case Study
Turtles pre-date the dinosaurs, but human activity has pushed them to the brink of extinction; how one man set out to protect the marine turtles of Sri Lanka....
Conserving the Endangered Blue Iguana: A Case Study
Conserving the Endangered Blue Iguana: A Case Study
Having pulled one of the world’s most endangered reptiles from the brink of extinction, the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana Recovery Programme is a refreshingly welcome tale…...
Conserving the Gharial: A Case Study
Conserving the Gharial: A Case Study
The gharial is the most instantly recognisable crocodilian in the world - and also the most endangered. A new conservation project in Nepal could hold the key to its…...
Discovering Butikaw a New Species of Monitor: A Case Study
Discovering Butikaw a New Species of Monitor: A Case Study
How a photograph, a local tribesman’s meal and the latest in DNA analysis helped one of the world’s only three fruit-eating monitor lizard species to be discovered....
Project Heloderma: Saving the Guatemalan Beaded Lizard
Project Heloderma: Saving the Guatemalan Beaded Lizard
How a seemingly unlikely pairing of a young, idealistic scientist and a cynical poacher helped to pull a virtually unknown lizard back from the edge of extinction....
Reintroducing Britain's Rarest Snake: A Case Study
Reintroducing Britain's Rarest Snake: A Case Study
More than half a century after they were last seen in Devon, Smooth Snakes are being reintroduced to the county in a scheme that could help ensure their long-term…...
Releasing Grass Snakes Into the Wild: A Case Study
Releasing Grass Snakes Into the Wild: A Case Study
Finding grass snake eggs in his compost heap was a dream come true for one lifelong snake enthusiast, but what do you do with the babies once they’ve hatched?...
Saving the World's Rarest Snake: A Case Study
Saving the World's Rarest Snake: A Case Study
Eighty years ago, the Antiguan racer was said to be extinct; rediscovered twenty years ago, work to save the world’s rarest snake has been going on ever since....
The Case of the Escaped Corn-Snake: A Case Study
The Case of the Escaped Corn-Snake: A Case Study
Onyx the corn snake survived for a year after escaping from her home in Scotland; many other escape stories don’t end quite so well....
The Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos: A Case Study
The Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos: A Case Study
The endangered tortoises of the Galapagos are the largest in the world; today, conservation projects are helping preserve a species which helped lead Darwin to his…...
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust: A Case Study
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust: A Case Study
Founded in 1976 and located beside India’s Bay of Bengal, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust has become one of the world’s most successful reptile conservation projects....
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