New website ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group

Originally posted on ICOM NATHIST:
In recognition of the impact of the wildlife trade on species conservation and museum security, ICOM NATHIST has formed the Wildlife Trafficking Working Group. Much like the Ethics Working Group, we will bring together partners, stakeholders and information, hold occasional meetings, undertake initiatives and post digests in our regular e-News bulletin. The website…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

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.…