illegal trade

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  • Illegal trade of unique Persian horned viper banned 2019-08-27 19:09

    Illegal trade of unique Persian horned viper banned

    TEHRAN – Illegal trade of spider-tailed horned viper, a unique species of viper endemic to western Iran, has been banned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Hamid Zohrabi, deputy Department of Environment (DOE) chief has announced.

  • Iran bans scorpion captive breeding, export 2019-04-07 22:00

    Iran bans scorpion captive breeding, export

    TEHRAN – Iran banned issuing license for captive breeding of scorpions for export or venom extraction purposes as the species’ population is shrinking gradually, deputy environment chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate has stated.

  • CITES seeking to ban rare spider-tailed horned viper trade 2019-03-12 21:57

    CITES seeking to ban rare spider-tailed horned viper trade

    TEHRAN – The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has proposed to ban illegal trade of spider-tailed horned viper, a unique species of viper endemic to western Iran being pushed toward extinction through poaching, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Will endangered Kaiser's mountain newt survive people’s hankering for variety in Noruz? 2019-03-09 23:18

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will endangered Kaiser's mountain newt survive people’s hankering for variety in Noruz?

    TEHRAN — Kaiser's mountain newt, the world’s most attractive salamander species, confined to western Iran, is driven on the brink of extinction due to habitat degradation as well as uncontrolled overharvesting for national and international pet trade which pace up near the Iranian New Year celebration (Noruz, starting on March 21).