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The Tokay gecko is a species native to Southeast Asia, where a large percentage of traded reptiles come from (Auscape/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
October 2, 2020

study published today in Nature Communications finds the scale of that online reptile trade is larger than previously thought, and that many reptile species are traded without protections from international regulations...To expand protection for these species, the authors suggest wildlife regulations be rewritten to require proof that a species can be traded sustainably before sale is permitted, rather than the inverse, in what they call a “precautionary approach.”

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