Tokay Gecko Info Marketplace
What is Tokay Gecko Online Marketplace for Information:
This is a meeting place for international licensed buyers and local sellers of Tokay geckos from the Southeast Asia regions for the latest information about legitimate Tokay geckos.
If you are a licensed buyer of Tokay geckos, you could use this Tokay info marketplace to find information about genuine sellers of Tokay gecko from the S.E Asia countries.
If you are a professional seller/hunter of Tokay geckos, you may find this Tokay info marketplace being useful for finding information about legitimate buyers from overseas for your Tokay geckos.
Once you have obtained the information of suitable Tokay gecko traders (legitimate sellers or buyers) through this Tokay gecko online info marketplace, you can arrange to discuss with them the details of your legitimate offer by means of email, multi-media, SMS and/or phone contacts.
Important: We do NOT buy or sell Tokay geckos for whatever reasons, and there is absolutely NO activities of selling and buying Tokay geckos taking place on this information marketplace and website. Therefore, it is your own responsibility to decide whether or not to carrying out a legitimate Tokay gecko trading (selling or buying) with another parties. We accept no responsibility, under any circumstances, for your actions, losses and damages.
Want to Buy Tokay Geckos Legally:
If you want to BUY marketable sized Tokay geckos of weight 400 grams and above legally, we may have information that can help you finding genuine sellers of Tokay gecko in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and several other Southeast Asia countries.
Overseas buyers who have the valid license(s) to legally buy/trade/handle Tokay geckos would definitely be benefited from using our Tokay Info Marketplace for the latest information about professional Tokay hunters and direct sellers across the Southeast Asia regions.
Finding and buying tradable Tokay geckos in a legitimate way can be a very difficult task especially for people who are not familiar with the local knowledges, languages and legal/political environment that influences Tokay gecko trading in the regions. Personal security and safety are also increasingly of concern to international Tokay traders when doing businesses in some of these countries (e.g. Malaysian Gecko businessman abducted by 10 armed men in the Philippines).
It is not advisable for Tokay buyers to bring large amounts of cash with them (unless they are protected by professional armed guards), instead arrange for making payments through direct transfer/deposit of money to the seller’s bank accounts.
If you are a registered/licensed buyer who has enough capital/money to buy marketable sized Tokay geckos, we would like to hear from you. All direct brokers/agents who work directly with legitimate Tokay gecko buyers are also welcome. Please write to us via our online contact form.
Want to Sell Tokay Geckos Legally:
Do you have legitimate Tokay geckos for sale? If you want to SELL your tokay gecko(s) at the most ‘realistic’ market prices and in a legal way, we may have information about genuine Tokay buyers that can be of use to you!
Note: Please be aware that selling Tokay geckos without proper permits/licenses is against the wildlife protection laws of certain countries.
It is recommended that you do NOT deal with any unlicensed/unregistered Tokay gecko’s buyers, as it is illegal and may cause you a trouble concerning the legality of your earning from the Tokay sale when reporting your annual revenue to the tax office. As a result, the money you’ve made from any illegal Tokay sale may be confiscated by the concerning authority of your country.
Before we can provide you with the infomation about finding genuine buyer(s) for your marketable sized Tokay geckos, make sure you can provide us with the following details:
(1) Your name (e.g. Siti Norhalizar)
(2) Your email address (e.g. email@example.com)
(3) Contact phone number (your landline or mobile phone, please also include your country code for international calls)
(4) Languages you can use to communicate with us (e.g. Malay, Indonesian, English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, etc.)
(5) Tell us the location (country, state/region and city/town) where you and your Tokay geckos are in.
(6) Selling price (in the currency of Malaysia RM or US dollar) of your legitimate Tokay gecko.
(7) Payment method that you can use to receiving money from the legitimate buyer(s) of your Tokay geckos.
(8) One of more photos showing the full length (in cm or inch) and weight (in gram, kilogram or ounces) for each of your Tokay geckos. You will be provided with an ID code number that it has to be shown alongside the date (dd/mm/yyyy) of those photos being taken.
Bear in mind that your Tokay gecko must has a complete tail, weight at least 400g, no significant bodily wounds, no missing limbs, and it needs to be lively & healthy in overall.
In short, if anyone of you have mature and healthy Tokay geckos for sale, just contact us via email or mobile phone so that to obtain further information from us. If your Tokay geckos met the buyer’s requirements, there could be one or more licensed buyers from the overseas ready around the clock to discuss with you about your legitimate Tokay geckos.
Tokay Gecko Prices:
Tokay geckos are priced by their weights, the more the merrier the money will be. For example, a 4kg Tokay gecko could be sold at a price two and a half to three (2.5 to 3) times of a 2kg Tokay gecko.
Market prices for tradable Tokay gecko may vary per buyer, and they can rise and fall drastically depending on the levels of competition among traders.
There is news reported that legitimate Tokay traders from overseas are willing to pay RM1,000,000 (equivalent to US$2.9 millions) or even more for any healthy and mature Tokay gecko that has met their strict requirements.
What actual prices tradable Tokay geckos can fetch the international market is anybody’s guess, and there is no way we can know the final selling prices of your legitimate Tokay geckos until the reptiles have found genuine buyer(s) in a marketplace.
Licenses and Permits for Tokay Geckos Trading:
Our own research (last updated 20/05/2011) shows that by far Tokay geckos are not protected by U.S. law or international treaty, and they are not listed by the “IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010“.
In the Philippines, anyone caught hunting, collecting or possessing wildlife, their by products and derivatives are liable under “Republic Act 9147″ or the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001″ (Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=29863).
The “Department of Environment and Natural Resources” (DENR) in Davao Region warned the public against illegal trading of “tuko” or Tokay geckos. Under the wildlife act of the Philippines, any collection of wildlife species would require permits/licenses from the “Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau” (PAWB). Therefore, it is true that Tokay geckos in the Philippines require written permits/licenses from the PAWB. Anyone caught for the violation of Republic Act (RA) 9147 can be liable to a fine up to P100,000 to P1 million and a maximum imprisonment of 6 years.
If you are in Malaysia, however, under the new “Wildlife Conversion Act 2010″ (Akta Pemuliharaan Hidupan Liar 2010 @ Act 716) a person will require written permits from the “Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia” (Perhilitan: Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar Dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia) before he/she can trade Tokay geckos legally in the country. Any person being prosecuted for tading Tokay geckos without valid licenses/permits, reportedly when convicted, can be liable to a fine up to RM50,000 or to imprisonment for a term up to 2 years or to both.
Besides Tokay geckos (Gekko geckos), other gecko species (Famili: Gekkonidae) that is protected under the current “Akta Pemuliharaan Hidupan Liar 2010 @ Act 716″ in Malaysia are listed below:
1. Aeluroscalabotes felinus (Cat-eyed geckos)
2. Cnemaspis nigridius (Dark round-eyed geckos)
3. Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus (Web-footed slender-toed geckos)
4. Cyrtodactylus consobrinus (Peter’s slender-toed geckos)
5. Cyrtodactylus peguensis (Leopard gecko)
6. Cyrtodactylus pulchellus (Banded slender-toed geckos)
7. Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus (Marble slender-toed geckos)
8. Hoplodactylus spp. (Sticky-toed geckos)
9. Naultinus spp. (New Zealand tree geckos)
10. Phelsuma spp. (Day geckos)
11. Uroplatus spp. (Flat-tailed geckos)
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