This is usually for professionals associated with an ecological society or similar. Do not worry if you are not affiliated to any such organisation.
If you are unable to identify the species at all, but have
photographs, submit the ARDS card anyway.
Number of lizards seen:
Date and time of sighting:
It is preferable to provide DOC with GPS waypoint
co-ordinates, but you may be able to use physical topographical
maps to estimate the location, in instances where no GPS
waypoints are available. You can also use Google Maps to find
the latitude and longitude instead (see below).
Don't forget to identify the geodectic datum/map projection below. NZ
Transverse Mercator Projection (NZTM) New Zealand Map Grid (NZMG)
Alternatively, you may identify the latitude and longitude
co-ordinates, by using the Google Map here. Click on the
highlighted text "View Larger Map", zoom in onto the precise
point then simply right-click and select "What's here", at that
point, and the co-ordinates will be revealed in the address bar.
Cut and paste, or copy this into the field below.
Latitude & Longitude:
View Larger Map
The following three fields below are not usually required, if
you have the above location details. DOC will be able to infer
the details from the location information. Enter them if you
already know them, but otherwise don't worry.
forest Podocarp forest Broadleaf forest Exotic forest
Scrub Sub-alpine Undeveloped
tussockland Developed farmland River terrace
Scree Bare rocks Beach Urban
stones Under wood Open ground Crevices
Light Fine/sunny Part cloudy Overcast Showers Rain Night Up to half
moon Half to full moon Temperature
Hot Warm Moderate
breeze Moderate breeze Gusty Strong winds
A voucher specimen may be a deceased animal, or skin slough.
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combined file size: 4096kb.
You can name the person who helped you identify the species.
This typically refers to a field guide or similar, from which
you were able to identify the species.
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