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I know we have touched on it a few times in the past, but for those who've not heard, the wild tokay populations in SE Asia are being hunted down in huge numbers. In recent years they have been reputed as a cure for HIV and AIDS in certain countries, and large specimens sell on the black market for thousands of dollars. This week the tokay gecko was added as 'Endangered' to the Wildlife Protection Act in India. This is not the same status as being placed the global ICUN Redlist, but it's a much needed step in the right direction for the global conservation of this species. I hope that the wild populations of these geckos start to recover as more laws are put in  place to help protect these awesome lizards.  :)


articles.timesofindia.indiatim…


For some further reading:

www.dw.de/indian-geckos-are-in…

^^ (not sure who picked the uroplatus pic...)
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