These companies and organizations are showing what can be done to increase the sustainability of the exotic pet trade. Although not all are now able to supply funding for the local ecosystems, or better wages for local workers, or other aspects of sustainable production, they each show aspects of how the exotic pet trade has already turned toward sustainable production and a more responsible values system.
This European herpetoculture supplier decided to take things into their own hands, and started sponsoring amphibian conservation.
This company breeds poison arrow frogs both in Peru as in Canada. They employ local workers in Peru, but also have projects in Costa Rica.
This family-owned company in Florida, USA. has set high standards for sustainable reproduction of a few selected species of Uroplatus geckoes and chameleons from Madagascar.
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