Saturday, 17 January 2015

Undercover researchers expose new species of lizard for sale on Philippine black market

January 15, 2015

University of Kansas

Amid the black-market pet trade in Manila, researchers have discovered two species of water monitor lizard that previously were unknown to science. Manila's criminal trade in animals ranges from pet stores "with many endangered and illegal species hidden behind the scenes" to major international wildlife violators and wholesale smuggling rackets.

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