Tokay geckos have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years to treat cancer, asthma, diabetes, skin disorders and a range of ailments.
W HILE the overall volume of the gecko trade is not clearly known, last year, global wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC estimated that Indonesia alone had been exporting 1.2 million dried tokay geckos annually and that in recent years Taiwan has imported 15 million geckos from different countries.
The team decided to find out how Tokay geckos
with wet feet cope on wet and dry surfaces, but first they had to find out how well their geckos clung onto glass with dry feet.
Hansen and Kellar Autumn coated the feet of live Tokay geckos
with ceramic microspheres.
Summary: Asia: Activists warned Thursday that wild populations of Southeast Asia's striking Tokay Gecko were in ...
Asia : Activists warned Thursday that wild populations of Southeast Asia's striking Tokay Gecko were in danger of being over-hunted for use in traditional medicine in China and other countries.