In Na Wa district, local people are earning incomes of about 20-30 million baht per month from exporting dried geckos. A dried gecko costs 30-80 baht, depending on its size.

According to the province’s wildlife checkpoint, more than 100,000 alive geckos are exported monthly. Last year, five entrepreneurs exported alive geckos worth 150 million baht. It is believed that the gecko business will become a major income for farmers in this northeastern province.