- 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?