Tokay News and Reports

1. Tokay Gecko Poachers Fined in Manipur, India (Sat, Aug 4, 2012):

A local court in Manipur fined two individuals involved in illegal poaching and rearing protected species of Tokay Geckos with an amount of Rs 25,000 by invoking provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act in the country…

2. Tokay Gecko Trade Boom in South-East Asia (Wed, Nov 16, 2011):

The geckos are being sourced across South-East Asia. One couple in the Philippines was recently arrested attempting to smuggle Tokay Geckos worth close to a million US$ from Thailand to Malaysia. Indonesia exports an estimated 1.2 million dried Tokay Geckos…

3. Illegal Wildlife Traders Target Endemic Geckos (Wed, Jun 1, 2011):

Environment officials here (in Philippines) are looking into reports that foreigners have been offering hefty sums to buy native geckos, a nocturnal lizard one would either love or hate…

4. ‘Tuko’ Trade Illegal: Environment Office (Thurs, May 5, 2011):

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Davao Region said selling and buying tuko is a violation of Republic Act 9147, or the Wildlife Resources…

5. Protect the Tokek Lizard, Says MP in Malaysia (Tues, Jul 13, 2010):

A Malaysia MP has Urged that the Giant Lizard Known as Tucktoo or Tokek, Which can Apparently Heal Diseases Like HIV and the A(H1N1) Flu, be Classified as an Endangered Species…

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