For sale: the rarest animals on earth

From Burmese pythons to pygmy marmosets, there is a roaring illegal trade in animals online.

A recent convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species found one rare species – the Kaiser’s spotted newt (an orange and black salamander in the highland streams of Iran) – now numbers fewer than 1,000 adults in the wild because of internet trading. So what can you find on the internet? In just one day, I discovered dealers who appear to be selling some of the rarest species on earth.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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