Saint Lucia racer
Image credit: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Securing the Future of Two Critically Endangered Saint Lucia Endemic Reptiles

2023 - 2024
Saint Lucia
Species protected
Ornate Ground Snake Erythrolamprus ornatus
Saint Lucian Whiptail Cnemidophorus vanzoi

Project objectives

This project will undertake various actions to help secure the future of the Saint Lucia racer and Saint Lucia whiptail, including improving the knowledge of the status of the populations of both species on Maria Major; generating genetic knowledge of both species to inform population management; improve people’s knowledge, understanding and perception of snakes to ensure support for snake conservation in Saint Lucia and ensure effective biosecurity for all four offshore islands.

This project is implemented by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.


Habitat loss & degradation