05/17/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rare Salamander Facing Extinction Due To Internet Trade

A rare salamander is being driven to the brink of extinction in the wild because of internet trading, conservationists say.

The little-known Kaiser's spotted newt, found only in Iran, is thought to be the first creature to face the threat of extinction from e-commerce -- a growing threat to endangered wildlife which authorities are struggling to address.

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