Trade Restrictions on Phelsuma comorensis and Phelsuma v-nigra from the Comoros

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service received notice from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Secretariat that the Comoros failed to satisfy the CITES Parties that the required non-detriment findings are being made when issuing permits for certain CITES-listed species. This failure poses a serious threat to populations of these species. The CITES Secretariat’s notice recommends that all CITES countries refuse import of two species of day geckos (Phelsuma v-nigra and Phelsuma comorensis) from Comoros. Read More...

"Phelsuma legend" Eddie Postma missing in Ecuador

The Dutch and Ecuadorian police is searching for the 44 year old Eddie Postma. He has been missing for a month and disappeared from his hotel on the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Postma, according to his wife, was in that country for a photo session of the Ecuadorian herpetofauna. He is the owner of “Sauria” a shop with annex breeding facility of mainly the genus Phelsuma.  Postma just arrived in Ecuador and left his Hotel by taxi, leaving all his belongings. Nothing was heard from him afterwards but according to the authorities the Dutchman stayed in a part which is considered safe and they exclude crime. Search dogs were sent from the Netherlands to facilitate the search.