The Guardian reports: "The internet has emerged as one of the greatest threats to rare species, fuelling the illegal wildlife trade and making it easier to buy everything from live lion cubs to wine made from tiger bones, conservationists said today.

    The internet’s impact was made clear at the meeting of the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species(Cites).

    Delegates voted overwhelmingly today to ban the trade of the Kaiser’s spotted newt, which the World Wildlife Fund says has been devastated by internet trade.