Soft release of blue-tailed skinks a success
In August 2018, Christmas Island National Park embarked on an ambitious project to save the blue-tailed skink, an endemic species now believed extinct in the wild. The project saw a group of skinks released into a rehabilitated, forested site within the park. Blue-tailed skink The soft-release site was extensively modified from its original condition. We removed all original rocks and fallen trees from the area before spraying it to eliminate centipedes (some 160 centipedes were removed from the site).