Indonesia's risky gecko trade

Small farmers turn to gecko hunting for income, but business has a downside.

    For some small farmers in Indonesia, gecko hunting has become big business.

    They catch the lizards and sell their meat and skin, which is exported to neighbouring countries to be used as ingredients for traditional remedies.

    But there are signs that the burgeoning trade could put the reptiles in danger of extinction.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Probolinggo, East Java.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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