The IWT Nationwide Reptile Survey goals to survey the distribution of Ireland’s two wild species of terrestrial reptile – the native frequent lizard (Zootoca vivipara) and the launched sluggish worm (Anguis fragilis). Most reptiles are diurnal animals. Native reptiles are protected by regulation so if you want to preserve a native reptile as a pet you’ll want a biodiversity conservation licence granted beneath the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 from the Office of Surroundings and Heritage (National Parks and Wildlife Service). It’s unlawful to keep unique (non-native) reptiles.
Grass snakes favour tough land and pastures, open woodland, wet heathlands, gardens, parks and hedgerows. Anyone who possesses a former reptile of concern and can not maintain their animal might relinquish it at a Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day event or to a licensed reptile dealer. On April eight, 2015, PARCP opened a rescue lab at the Gamboa Amphibian Analysis and Conservation Heart to … Read the rest