Hi Guys no doubt most of you have heard that/had a chance to review the DSE's recently released RIS (Regulatory Impact Statement). It is a utter disappointment that the submissions for new gecko species: Nephrurus wheeleri, Oedura filicipoda, Saltuarius cornutus and Carphodactylus laevis have all but been dismissed. Is there anything we as a reptile keeping community can do? Would a petition (with significant numbers) to the Minister for Environment help sway the decisions made? I realise we have limited time (Friday May 3rd) to do something, but I feel if we do not express our disdain for the current decision we may have to wait much longer before any changes will be made. Reading through the assessment process I cannot see any reason that these submissions have not be approved, as the geckos in questions are of a Genus that already have species on the current schedule(with the exception of Carphodactylus laevis). CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Keeping and Trading Wildlife in Victoria I think this will affect gecko keepers on a national level. If these species were to be added it would increase the numbers in captivity and allow for keepers from other states to increase the stock numbers they have with the confidence that there will be a greater market available for them.