What your saying is GARBAGE the Usambara Mountains have been in the world spotlight for a long time to be considered a world heritage site and conservation and restoration of Rhampholeon spinosus habitat can absolutely happen! Have some dignity and listen to what your are saying and hold yourself to a higher standard. If a population of chameleons is listed as endangered and fighting for their species existence hold off on buying them and do not use a petty excuse of because CITES needs to update their nomenclature and wait until the populations have been restored in their native habitat. Which could legitimately happen especially if the Usambara Mountains becomes or is being considered being listed as a world heritage site. I just got back from a business trip in California and spotted two California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus) in two locations. If egg collectors in the 1920's thru 1950's said because it was OK to collect eggs to cause the demise of this species because CITES did not change the nomenclature you would not have witnessed one of the great biological accomplishments of the last century. One of the greatest recoveries of endangered species that has ever happened. One that has taken far more land, money, resource, people, and effort that be would require than conserving the Usambaras. I may add created jobs, publicity and world biological community attention. Do not justify your desire or thrill to work with an endangered species based on a nomenclature that is being updated now. Hold out until they have been restored or if your that big of a fan of the species go and watch them on an ecotourism trip. Hold off until things change, you are proclaiming yourself an expert on the species in the wild with no sources cited and most that I'm reading from you is speculation. If you want your Rhamholeon spinosus stop dily dalying and actually contribute to make the Usambara Mountains a recognized world heritage site. Stop contributing to their demise by buying them as pets. It is highly unlikely your going to come close to contributing to save that species from being endangered with private captive breeding.