Endangered gecko makes dramatic comeback

The critically endangered Union Island gecko has made a dramatic comeback in the Caribbean thanks to conservation efforts. An 80% increase in population of the bejewelled creature has been reported on the island. The gecko, no bigger than a large paperclip, has been the target of the exotic pet trade, and since its discovery in 2005 its population declined to just one-fifth of its original size. One 2017 study found that it was the most trafficked reptile from the Eastern Caribbean. The island is well known for its well-preserved tropical ...


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