Christmas Island Citizen Science – Reptile Conservation Weeks

By Australian Geographic | February 14, 2019

Have you ever wanted to make a real contribution to conservation and science? Well, this is your chance!

Have you ever wanted to make a real contribution to conservation and science? Well, this is your chance!

Fancy yourself somewhat of a lover of lizards? During this week you will assist Christmas Island National Park employees with a major population health check of the lizards. You will be up close and personal with the reptiles in their enclosures, catching them, replacing used furnishings, cleaning their terraria and ‘thinking like a lizard’ to build them a new home. The National Park staff have a wealth of experience and will provide you all the training and help you require and insights into the history of the program and reptile conservation. You will also have the opportunity to see some exciting new developments including a ‘soft-release site’ housing a thriving wild population of blue-tailed skinks and recently introduced Lister’s geckos.

After a busy morning of helping the lizards, our naturalist guides will take you on jungle, waterfall and beach walks and picnics on the beach, that are interspersed all around our beautiful island, before you unwind at the end of the day in the private luxury of Swell Lodge, while your personal chef cooks dinner for you on your oceanfront deck.

One guest $7245, two guests $4830 ($AUD per guest, all-inclusive stay).

Citizen Science: 16 – 23 July 2019 and 23 – 30 July 2019.

For more visit Swell Lodge.