Collection Materials Archives: Natural History Specimens

The Sustainable Heritage Network

The Sustainable Heritage Network Source: The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials, and web resources dedicated to the lifecycle of digital stewardship. The SHN is a collaborative project that complements the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve, share, and manage cultural heritage and knowledge.

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Ivory Laws and Regulations

Ivory Laws and Regulations Source: AIC-Objects Specialty Group Conservation Wiki The dramatic intersection of the ivory trade with elephant conservation efforts has resulted in an international consensus for ivory regulation, beginning in the 1970s and continuing to the present day. In 1975, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora […]

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Ethics and Legal Issues

Etics and Legal Issues Source: AIC-Wooden Artifacts Group Conservation Wiki Materials derived from endangered species, including ivory, tortoiseshell, tropical woods and exotic feathers are sometimes incorporated into fine arts objects. There are far-ranging implications with these now protected materials, including legal, financial and ethical issues. This page presents information relating to a legal and materials […]

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Storage Methods for Taxidermy Specimens

Storage Methods for Taxidermy Specimens Source: WAAC Newsletter Volume 14, Number 2, May 1992, pp.18-23, illustrations Many materials and techniques have been employed by taxidermists to preserve bird and mammal skins and to create mounted specimens. STUDY SKINS are prepared for scientific research purposes, while MOUNTS typically are created for display. Both may make use […]

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Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections [SPNHC] is an international society whose mission is to improve the preservation, conservation and management of natural history collections to ensure their continuing value to society.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Office of Law Enforcement Our mission is to protect wildlife and plant resources. Through the effective enforcement of Federal laws, we contribute to Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to recover endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, safeguard fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote international wildlife conservation. Includes listings of […]

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