Christmas Island Citizen Science Reptile Project

2nd-9th February & 5th-12th February 2021

Do you have an inquiring mind, enjoy the outdoors and want to make a difference?

By volunteering with the National Park reptile conservation program you will work directly with the animals at the main captive breeding colony at the Pink House research station and the ‘soft-release site’ which houses a thriving wild population of Blue-tailed skinks and Lister’s geckos. Training and insights into the history of the program and reptile conservation will be provided by the highly experienced National Park staff. This is the most successful captive breeding program in Parks Australia’s history.

Places are limited. You must be at least 18 years old, fit and comfortable working in tropical conditions with small animals. The census will be held over 4 mornings allowing time to create your own adventure and explore the untouched rain forests and stunning marine environment that Christmas Island offers.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Option
After Christmas Island, visit the site for the translocation of Blue-tailed skinks on a small island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands atoll with staff from Pulu Keeling National Park. Transport by motorised canoes with Cocos Adventure Tours.

For more information contact the Christmas Island Visitor Centre


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