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RE: Anyone read this about Baja herps?

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Posted by: dustyrhoads at Mon Jul 19 09:30:43 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dustyrhoads ]  
   

Yeah, there are usually more threats involved. It appears, in these cases, that illegal collecting is vying for the final nail in the coffin, though.

Here are two more I found while browsing through a new book I received, and I wasn't even looking for more examples:

In "Old World Vipers"by Tony Phelps:

pg. 102 he mentions that the Southern Adder, Bitis armata, has nearly been depleted because of development, and then he mentions that a few "populations of this rare viper exist" in a Nature Reserve and National Park, but even those aren't safe, and that their numbers there "suffer because of illegal collection".

And then on page 103 under Fig. 112, it says, "The dwarf adders of the genus Bitis are popular as pets; here at Port Nolloth, Namaqualand, the population of the Namaqua Dwarf Adder, Bitis schneideri, has been much reduced by illegal collecting."


   

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