Tag: Monito Gecko
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April 10, 2017 | 3 minute read
The Monito gecko is a resilient little critter. Living only on one small chunk of rock in the Caribbean Sea, the lizard has become so abundant that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is set to make a decision later this year about its listing status under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more...
January 9, 2018 | 5 minute read
What action is the Service taking? Following an in-depth status review, the Service is proposing to remove the Monito gecko from the federal list of endangered and threatened animals. The Service found that the species’ status has improved and it no longer meets the definition of either threatened or endangered. An adult Monito gecko is smaller than a human finger, and is known to exist on only one island in the world, off the coast of Puerto Rico. Learn more...
An endangered species recovery success story: Service proposes delisting Monito gecko following conservation collaboration
January 9, 2018 | 6 minute read
Bombs and artillery shells rained down on them for years, but they survived. Non-native rats preyed on them, but they endured. The Monito gecko is one resilient little lizard. Monito Island off the western coast of Puerto Rico. Map by Roy Hewitt, USFWS. Living only on one small chunk of rock in the Caribbean Sea, the gecko has weathered adversity and is now so abundant, the U. Read the full story...