Tokay Gecko, scientifically known as Gekko gecko is a lizard species admired by people not only because of its appealing appearance but also because of its commercial value has been rescued by a team from Divisional Forest Office, Samdrup Jongkhar on 31 March 2016 from Dechen Primary School in Samdrup Jongkhar. The rescue exercise was done with utmost care by using a cage trap to ensure that there is no physical injury on the lizard.
It is suspected that one couple had been rearing the lizard but there is no concrete evidence to support the possession. However, it is not permissible as per Chapter VII, Sections 235 and 237 of the Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations of Bhutan 2017. The Sections 240 and 241 of the rule also clearly stated that no captive breeding shall be permitted unless certified by the Department of Forest and Park Services.
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