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North Merseyside Biodiversity Action Plan Common Lizard

Some surveying and anecdotal evidence suggests that Common Lizard is well established on the Sefton Coast. Members of the North Merseyside Amphibian & Reptiles Group invariably see them on suitable days and in some places, e.g. Hightown, they can be seen in double figures. They appear to thrive in suitable areas on the coast such as fixed dunes with cover, e.g. that provided by log piles, bramble etc. However, away from the coast nobody is sure of their status and there is a need to gather more information on the distribution and abundance of this species.
The populations on the Sefton Coast are believed to be relatively stable, but those elsewhere are probably declining and extremely vulnerable.