More on Moa

A couple of years ago, we posted on the ethics of fossil hunting and made special reference to collecting moa sub-fossils in New Zealand. Since then, a group of New Zealand natural heritage advocates are calling on the Government to change legislation to provide better protection for the remains of extinct native species such as moa and huia.…

Codes of ethics and fossil hunting

A number of workers in New Zealand have been becoming concerned at rash of moa bones for sale via online auctions. One, at least, is being provided with a map to its location. This is obviously of concern ethically, although a technicality in the legislation allows it. Although some inroads into the ethics of fossil…