This role contemplates the possibility to build a strong population with representation in several collections. A second phase would focus on reintroduction of the species depending on suitability.
• Monitoring wild populations
Using non-intrusive genetic sampling techniques (i.e. mouth swabs) with the populations in Magabe (Madagascar).
|• Husbandry research
This role is aiming to develop concise husbandry guidelines and best breeding practices. There is a great potential to develop skills that are very likely transferable to other species of Uroplatus. There are several other species with conservation significance where husbandry would be similar to U. henkeli.
Focusing on iris identification and marking geckos using implanted microchips.
In July 2021, the Henkel’s leaf-tailed gecko EEP had 76 animals in 22 institutions*.
*This included group counts
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