The grassland earless dragon – one of Australia’s most stunning lizards – was once widespread in south-eastern Australia. Now just 1 per cent of its original population survives. Some occur in the ACT, and individuals have been found at locations near Cooma, NSW. But it hasn’t been seen in Victoria since 1969.
Vast areas have been cleared of the lizards’ native grassland habitat, where it uses spider and insect holes to hide from temperature extremes. Donate now to help save this exquisite reptile. As part of a conservation program partnership with the NSW Saving our Species program and similar work in the ACT, your funds will be used to provide artificial spider tubes, which will help rebuild the dragon’s wild population.