- Jul 4, 2017
Glad to see your contribution here and thank you for your field work and educational videos.Why are so many so naive?
I'm the last one who wants to see any tarantula species vanish from the surface of earth because of poaching, but the truth is that we as a human race are destroying the planet faster than we can think of. Ok, that sounds a little too pesimistic, maybe get some other questions out for all of you who want to participate in this survey.
Were the hobby and breeding people succesful in keeping Poecilotheria away of CITES Appendix II ?
How many of you think that you are researchers just because they keep ans breed tarantula? Not trying to be cynical here, but there is a professional term for reseachers, namely the authors of this survey, who are not at all connected to the pet tarantula hobby and have their own agenda.
To all Arachnoboards members; Research your stuff before you contribute to a survey and openly discuss the topics you have questions to.
I'm very sure we all, including the authors of this survey, want to see tarantula species protected in their native habitat around the world. The question is if the way of putting more tarantula species on CITES, now with genus Typhochlaena recommended for Appendix I , which prohibits any international commercial trade, is the right way to do it.
Don't we need to protect the local rainforests in their country?
Don't the countries need local breeding programs so that desires species can officialy and legally be obtained?
Research your stuff, ask the authors and get an open discussion started as the owner of this thread stated, they are interestes in getting all your opinions and I'm very sure this can be done in a respectful manner so that the hobby has a chance to get professional researchers on their side, since in the end they recommend to politicians whats on the political agenda of various countries.
just my two cents
He is.National Geographic story that quotes Carol Fukushima and mentions AB. For info and discussion.
Does anyone know if Bob Herndon is a member here?
May I ask? What company are you doing this for? I know you said the Finnish natural museum but like is there a specific part of government or anything that your doing this for? Or are you guys doing this yourself? I'd love to take part but fear I'm too new to the game I'm a 1st time keeper and don't know much about the hobby yet**** Posted with the approval of @MrDeranged *****
We are arachnologists based at the Finnish Museum of Natural History researching about tarantula trade. We’d like to invite all enthusiasts to participate in our query on tarantula trade and conservation issues.
The purpose of this short ANONYMOUS survey is to find out to what HOBBYISTS, RESEARCHERS, BREEDERS, COLLECTORS, RETAILERS, ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS and other parts think about tarantula trade and conservation, and discover some traits and trends of the tarantula pet market.
It is important to LISTEN TO ALL PARTS involved in tarantula trade and realize their point of view in order to conciliate interests and to think in better practices regarding tarantula conservation.
Results will eventually be published if deemed worthwhile and all individual answers will remain anonymous. For any questions regarding this query, please contact Pedro Cardoso (email@example.com) or Caroline Fukushima (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We would be very grateful if you could share your opinion.
Spread the word! Thank you!
Link to the questionnaire: https://forms.gle/X53QWtk2qrckjHyu5
Read more at: http://biodiversityresearch.org/que...AQ0JRp_EWGD86lQ8Xmef6WRX90qtKo_HF1ns1234eBjvI