New Caledonian geckos are listed as a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, as of a 2011 analysis.
Habitat disruption is a primary concern for their long-term survival. Predation by introduced rodents and cats, as well as the introduction of a species of fire ant, has also affected gecko populations, as has illegal collection for the pet trade. Currently, the New Caledonian gecko's population has been deemed stable, and they are thought to have a wide distribution. Though wild populations of these geckos are not directly managed, they can be found in multiple protected areas and reserves within their native habitat.
You Can Help
- Purchase goods that are produced using sustainably sourced materials, such as reclaimed wood or Smithsonian Bird Friendly Coffee. By choosing products that do not contribute to deforestation, you can help protect habitat for wildlife.
- Be a responsible pet owner. Keep cats indoors or under restraint if outside, and never release animals into the wild that have been kept as pets.
- Choose your pets wisely! Many wild animals do not make good pets. Always do your research before bringing any animal home as a pet. Know where your pets come from, and consider if an animal should be kept as a pet.