Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2321-5828

ISSN Online :  0975-6795


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Selling of Tokay Gecko (Gecko gecko): A Money Making Business in Forest-Fringe area of Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal, India



Address:   Chandan Datta
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Geography, Vivekananda College for Women, Calcutta University, Kolkata
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00164.X

ABSTRACT:
Local people in Duars of West Bengal have found a money making business in selling a small reptile Tokay Gecko. More and more people are attracted to the huge amount of money offered by distance Gecko-mafia against this animal. The forest area is already recognized for being a hub of Rhinoceros, Elephant and Leopard body parts trafficking - but poachers now appear to have proceeded onto the rare Tokay gecko. They usually live on trees and also roaming at rural house wall in search of insect prey. The Tokay Gecko has become an endangered species in this forest area because of indiscriminate hunting.
KEYWORDS:
Gecko-mafia, Tokay Gecko, Gecko Trappers.
Cite:
Chandan Datta. Selling of Tokay Gecko (Gecko gecko): A Money Making Business in Forest-Fringe area of Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal, India. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2018; 9(4): 979-983.
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