Home and hub: pet trade and traditional medicine impact reptile populations in source locations and destinationsPauline Dufour, Elliott Miot, Tsz Chun So, Shun Long Tang, Emily E. Jones, Tsz Ching Kong, Felix Landry Yuan, Yik-Hei Sung, Caroline Dingle & Timothy Carlton Bonebrake
The pet trade and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consumption are major drivers of global biodiversity loss. Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are among the most traded reptile species worldwide. In Hong Kong, pet and TCM markets sell tokay geckos while wild populations also persist. To clarify connections between trade sources and destinations, we compared genetics and stable isotopes of wild tokays in local and nonlocal populations to dried individuals from TCM markets across Hong Kong. We...
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