Sand lizards are among the UK's rarest reptiles.  They are the only egg-laying lizard species in the UK.


Protecting the sand lizard

Sites where sand lizards are known to exist are protected, with the heathlands and dunes they like to live on being either managed or in some cases actively recreated by conservation organisations.  Captive-bred sand lizards have been reintroduced in some sites, either where they were known to have, or presumed to have lived previously.

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