The Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard was thought to be extinct 22 years ago. But when scientists found a dead Brown Snake that had been run over they opened it up to see what it had eaten. Inside was a Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard! The reason it hadn't been seen for so long is because they are really hard to find because they spend most of their life in their burrow. Their main threats are habitat destruction, and grazing animals such as cattle and sheep (this destroys their burrows). Ploughing for crops and use of pesticides are also a problem. The pygmy bluetongue lizard is found in South Australia.
It is great to see a community in South Australia working together to help save the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard. Scientists, Farmers, Conversationalist and the local community have come together in Burra, South Australia to help save this lizard. They are working together to spread the message about the pygmy bluetongue lizard, doing field studies and putting restrictions on the use of farming in certain areas. It was great to see everyone especially the farmers getting involved in endangered species conservation.
For more info please vist, www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2014/s4100697.htm.
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