In 2016, 1,300 Common Lizards were moved from the Discovery Park in Sandwich to Betteshanger Country Park for their long term protection. Now they are in the way of the proposed Surf Lagoon and will be translocated again. The idea is to fence them out of the construction site and then release them back into the spaces around the Lagoon when building is complete. This is despite the developer’s ecologists saying that all suitable Reptile habitat will be removed from the Surf Lagoon site as a result of the development !!
What chance for the site’s Common Lizards?
Many thanks to Colin Skinner for the photograph of the Lizard