Malayan Forest Gecko Cyrtodactylus pulchellus

Malayan Forest Gecko Cyrtodactylus pulchellus

Malayan Forest Gecko Cyrtodactylus pulchellus

Endangered

Malaysia (Peninsular)

The Malaysian Forest Gecko is a nocturnal and scansorial species that lives in granite rock-forest (Grismer et al. 2012). Occasionally animals will opportunistically utilize nearby vegetation and the outer walls of buildings (L. Grismer and E. Quah pers. comm. 2017).

Continued collection of the Malaysian Forest Gecko for the pet trade poses a threat to their survival, as does continued hill side development for housing and agriculture on this heavily-developed island (L. Grismer and E. Quah pers. comm. 2017).

IUCN Red list

The Malaysia Forest Gecko is endangered in #Malaysia on @IUCNredlist due to #palmoil #deforestation and the #pet trade. Make art for this forgotten animal and #Boycott4Wildlife in the supermarket

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This animal has no protections in place. Read about other forgotten species here. Create art to support this forgotten animal or raise awareness about them by sharing this post and using the #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife hashtags on social media. Also you can boycott palm oil in the supermarket.

Further Information

ICUN endangered logo

Quah, E. & Grismer, L. 2018. Cyrtodactylus pulchellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T101949746A101949754. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T101949746A101949754.en. Downloaded on 05 February 2021.


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Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail industry and influence big palm oil to stop cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join me and stand up for the animals with your art and your supermarket choices!

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