FORESTRY CONTINUES UNION ISLAND GECKO WORK

The Forestry Service in to the Ministry of Agriculture is continuing  work to ensure the preservation and protection of the endemic colorful Gecko which was found on Union Island, a few years ago.

Senior Forestry Supervisor, Cornelius Richards told NBC News, that the Gonatodes Daudini also known as the Grenadines Clawed Gecko was illegally poached and exported from St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the past.

Mr. Richards said the Department is now moving to have the species listed on the International Convention for the Trade in Endangered Species, which will ensure international protection of the Lizard.

Mr. Richards said the Department is continuing to make strides in the international arena, in having the Gecko and other endangered endemic species globally recognized.



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