Concerns for our health and the environment are fueling a rising interest in high quality, locally sourced meat. Reptiles are ideally suited to backyard production and a wide variety of species lend themselves to this healthy and rewarding form of sustainable food security.
Warm-blooded livestock are a major contributor to climate change and biodiversity loss. Reptile farming offers new opportunities to intensify meat production systems in an ethical and environmentally friendly manner - Natures solar powered answer to the fossil-fueled problem.
Some reptile species thrive in tropical agricultural landscapes. A growing number of these hyper-abundant species are now managed through well-regulated sustainable use programs, much like a miniature cattle ranches. Rangeland reptile harvests are an important nature-based industry in many oil palm and rice growing regions.