Re: NANFA-- Collecting ethics

Steffen Hellner (
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 09:32:41 +0100

Right, but not perfectly.
> The last Dodo is sitting in a museum in England - collected to extinction.
The Dodo was driven to extinction but sailors and settlers for food. It
couldn4t fly and run fast. The the cats and rats came. Finish.

> There are a number of species of tortoise on the Gallapagos Islands that
> extinct due to collecting.
Not for the trade but again for human consumption. Same as in the Dodo. And
the Moa and many more endemic island species around the world.

> In Hawaii, there are several species of birds collected for their feathers
> extinct by collecting.
I am not too familiar with these birds, think they are named cloth-birds
(the german name literally translated). But again I think it was for fashion
and not for a hobby. By this it was industry not hobbyists.

Still waiting for thr striking example that any hobbyist collecting ever
lead to extinction or even serious threat.

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