THE LOST DRAGON
DER VERLORENE DRACHE
Documentary, Animal Trade, Jungle, Adventure, crime, corruption, television, science, environment, animals, reptile, lizard
One of the rarest lizards in the world is caught in the Indonesian jungle, exported across two international borders and dies miserably in the care of a European collector. And all this completely legally. This is the story of the silver monitor lizard, a relatively new and still completely unknown species that is already being traded on the international rare animal market. We follow the tracks of the monitor lizard from Indonesia to Japan to the USA and Switzerland, revealing how scurrilous animal traders, inconsistent legislation and toothless international agreements threaten biodiversity.
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