A Conservation Ethic and the Collecting of Animals by Institutions of Natural Heritage in the Twenty-First Century: Case Study of the Australian Museum

  title={A Conservation Ethic and the Collecting of Animals by Institutions of Natural Heritage in the Twenty-First Century: Case Study of the Australian Museum},
  author={Tim Ikin},
  journal={Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI},
  pages={176 - 185}
  • T. Ikin
  • Published 15 February 2011
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI
Simple Summary 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… 

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