Online trading in rare animals could well drive a rare salamander to extinction, according to latest reports from conservation groups.
The Kaiser’s spotted newt (Neurergus kaiseri) is found only in Iran, and could well be the first animal to be made extinct by unregulated e-commerce and trade in rare species.
Warnings from conservationists
Amphibian enthusiasts are willing to pay up to £200 for one of these beautifully-coloured newts, but many don’t realise that they could well be driving the species to extinction.
Conservationists warn that dealers are advertising rare breeds such [...]