pachy 
Member since Nov 7, 2010


Stats

Friends

  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “Guest Commentary

Fossil theft has been a divisive issue for many decades. There is nothing wrong with "bone-hunting" as long as it is done responsibly, meaning discoveries are brought to the attention of science institutions. The Montana theft mentioned in the article occurred on private, not public land and the ranchers got their stolen property back and are offering it for sale. Hopefully, a museum will find the money to buy it, otherwise it will end up in a private collection, lost to science. Allowing commercial collectors the same permitted access to public lands as academic institutions would go a long way towards solving many of the theft issues. It will take work, setting up a licensing and credentialing process for the collectors, but the licensing revenues could benefit museums, universities and the public. Of course, a mechanism to insure that the most scientifically important specimens remain accessible to science is a major issue, but one that could likely be solved with creative thinking and a "bipartisan" compromise.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by pachy on 11/07/2010 at 10:01 PM

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.
 

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation