A Conservation Ethic and the Collecting of Animals by Institutions of Natural Heritage in the Twenty-First CenturySubmitted on Apr 10, 2011 (Original item from 2011) Entertainment Animals
"It is a core task of collecting institutions like museums to take examples of animals and preserve them as specimens in collections. In the twenty-first century, museums are equally the places where research is conducted and education is promoted in the service of conservation of animals in an era of the decline of biodiversity. In this paper, the balance of co-operation between collecting of animals by museums and the promotion and scientific pursuit of conservation of fauna in those museums is considered. As a “challenge” to museum science, it is considered in the context of Australia’s oldest museum, and its policy and practice in the current century."
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