The illegal trade in otters has increased ‘exponentially’ in recent years, experts warn. Photo: Shutterstock

How Instagram is helping drive wild otters to extinction

  • Conservationists say the recent surge in social media hype around the creatures has sparked such a frenzied demand that it imperils entire species
  • Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, currently meeting in Geneva, are pushing for a full international trade ban
Topic |   Conservation

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The illegal trade in otters has increased ‘exponentially’ in recent years, experts warn. Photo: Shutterstock
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