October 16, 2021

Rare Caribbean gecko given highest level of protection under CITES

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By Rebecca Drury From Fauna-Flora The Union Island gecko, found only in St Vincent & the Grenadines, is to be listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and our partners – the Union Island Environmental Attackers and the St Vincent & […]

Rare Caribbean lizards on the verge of extinction

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From Jamaica Observer ST PETERSBURG (CMC) – The US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that seven species of Caribbean skinks or lizards may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. The rare lizards from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. […]