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An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about saving reptiles and amphibians and places where their answers can be found.

Q. What’s the difference between a skink and a gecko?

Q. What's unique about our native frogs?

Q. What is an ectotherm? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being ectothermic?

Q. What are the major threats facing New Zealand reptiles and amphibians?

Q. Why are our native species so vulnerable to introduced species?

Q. Why do we give animals conservation rankings?

Q. What is captive management?

Q. Do you think animals should be kept in captivity? Why or why not?

Q. What factors need to be considered when translocating animals?

Q. Why are offshore and mainland islands important for conservation?

Q. How would you decide whether to support the conservation of an endangered species?

    Published 11 December 2009