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Will endangered Kaiser’s mountain newt survive people’s hankering for variety in Noruz? 11 Mar 2019

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

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).