Recovery plan for Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis) 2012
Duffy, A., Pound, L. and How, T.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SA)
ISBN 978 0 9806503 9 6
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The pygmy bluetongue lizard Tiliqua adelaidensis is listed as endangered nationally under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and endangered in South Australia under Schedule 7 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. It is currently known from 31 small isolated sites located on private agricultural land. Effective liaison and cooperative management with private landholders are therefore essential to the recovery of this species.
The long term vision for the pygmy bluetongue lizard recovery program is to achieve down-listing of Tiliqua adelaidensis to conservation dependent. For this to occur, the pygmy bluetongue will need to be valued by an informed regional community; and that regional community will need to have an increased capacity to sustainably manage their unique lizard and its habitats within existing and improved regional planning and land management practices.