Sand lizard hunt begins

10th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

10 July 2007, LEIDEN - Busy times are ahead for the sand lizard in the dunes near Noordwijk. The Rijnland water board will soon start projects to reinforce the coast at Noordwijk but may not do anything to the habitat of the protected sand lizard that might disturb the animals. Rijnland has therefore orchestrated a large moving house project.

10 July 2007

LEIDEN  - Busy times are ahead for the sand lizard in the dunes near Noordwijk. The Rijnland water board will soon start projects to reinforce the coast at Noordwijk but may not do anything to the habitat of the protected sand lizard that might disturb the animals. Rijnland has therefore orchestrated a large moving house project.

The water board will start preparations this week to temporarily move the animals. No one knows how many lizards are in the area but they must all be caught and released in a neighbouring area. Rijnland is taking the operation extremely seriously.

The captured lizards will be released in an area east of their current habitat. The area will be fenced off to prevent the animals from heading back. Once the work on the coast has been completed in March 2008 the fencing will be removed to allow the lizards to return to their original habitat.

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