BIO: Matthew Schaefer and his young family own Reunion Reptiles, which is named after Reunion Island, home to some of their favorite Phelsuma. At a very young age, Matthew began observing wild and collecting captive herpetofauna. His God-given passion for wildlife, especially lizards, led him to complete his formal education in biology and pursue further opportunities in cell biology, conservation biology, and ecology. Though intensely focused on working with Phelsuma, the Reunion Reptiles family is also enchanted with imperiled Ctenosaura and other rare lizards. Matthew and his family are grateful to the many pioneers and friends who have helped them acquire rare animals and have provided valuable information concerning their natural history. Please check out their Facebook page, Reunion Reptiles, to join the discussion and promote successful captive husbandry!
Breeding Endangered Geckos
: The issue of habitat destruction and threatened extinction of many gecko species looms large in the world these days. Matt Schaefer was good enough to respond to the Editor’s questions about his efforts to combat gecko extinction and his philosophy of how it should be done. More