Demise of coral, salamander show impact of Web

In this Nov. 26, 2009 photo, orange-colored ringed rice coral, or montipora patula, is seen in waters off Waimanalo, Hawaii. Ringed rice coral is among 82 coral species the federal government is considering listing as endangered or threatened. (AP Photo/Keoki Stender) (AP Photo/Keoki Stender)

March 21, 2010 7:55:37 AM PDT
The Internet has emerged as one of the greatest threats to rare species, fueling the illegal wildlife trade and making it easier to buy everything from live baby lions to wine made from tiger bones, conservationists said Sunday.