[Taxacom] Thousands of holotype burn

Michael A. Ivie mivie at montana.edu
Wed Sep 5 16:12:42 CDT 2018


An example of how we can personalize the impact of this global tragedy, 
and use our local media to engage a broader local public audience with 
the importance of museums and the way Rio's loss reaches out across the 
globe. People need to understand this not a tragedy just for Brazil, but 
for the world.

Mike

https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/montana_state_university/rio-museum-fire-destroys-some-msu-scientific-specimens/article_d7d7bf7e-6743-5632-a27d-f6f5ae00b039.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share


On 9/5/2018 10:02 AM, David Campbell wrote:
> It's understandable, given the general colonialist approach to natural
> resources, that many countries would feel somewhat possessive.  However,
> there's plenty of local "anything found here must stay here" attitude
> locally within the US, which doesn't have that excuse.  We need to work
> towards a system that involves local experts and local populations in the
> global exchange of information and specimens.
>
> On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 11:17 AM, Peter Rauch <peterar at berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
>> Keeping in mind Mike Ivie's exhortation, "Goodness guys, can' we have a
>> period of mourning before the snits start?", but listening to some of the
>> U.S. TV news reporting on the "event" and the normal penchant to identify
>> "guilty parties", and pondering for a moment the years now that the world
>> has been wrestling with various countries' notions of "national patrimony"
>> relating to their biota, their collections of the same, and further the
>> commercial (to say nothing of scientific) implications that modern genetics
>> has given those collections and to still-extant living (local)
>> biodiversity, I wonder ...
>>
>> What are, what should be, the political implications and ramifications of
>> such catastrophic events, nationally, internationally ?
>>
>> Can the world afford even one more such event?
>>
>> Does it even matter --we're doing such a great job of destroying Earth's
>> and Humanity's Future everywhere; who cares about one museum's worth to
>> Humanity?
>>
>> Lots of individual tradegies erupted in a few moments for a great many who
>> are/were deeply dedicated to the enlightenment of the World, each shining a
>> bright light into the future. What does the world (of politics) owe them
>> and all?
>>
>> Peter
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM, Eduardo Dalcin <edalcin at jbrj.gov.br>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> A letter from the director & curator of R Herbarium:
>>>
>>> https://www.iaptglobal.org/single-post/2018/09/05/From-the-
>>> director-curator-of-R
>>>
>>> Eduardo
>>> --------------------------------
>>> [image: photo]
>>> *Eduardo Dalcin*
>>> Inst. Pesq. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
>>> +55 21 3204 2116 <+55+21+3204+2116> | +55 21 98393 3344
>> <+55+21+98393+3344>
>>> | edalcin at jbrj.org | Skype: eduardo.dalcin
>>> <https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#>
>>>    | WhatsApp: 55 21 983933344
>>> Rua Pacheco Leão 915 - Sl 203 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
>>> <http://facebook.com/eduardo.dalcin> <http://linkedin.com/in/edalcin>
>>> <http://github.com/edalcin>
>>> Portal de Dados: http://dados.jbrj.gov.br
>>> Blog: http://eduardo.dalc.in
>>> "To organize Brazil's biodiversity information and make it universally
>>> accessible and useful."
>>>
>>>
>>> Em ter, 4 de set de 2018 às 12:23, Christopher Davis <cdavis15 at asu.edu>
>>> escreveu:
>>>
>>>> Dear All,
>>>>
>>>> Just forwarding this from another list:
>>>>
>>>> Have you ever been to The National Museum of Brazil? Did you take any
>>>> photos of any of the specimens held there? If so, the Museu Nacional
>>> staff
>>>> are asking for your help. Please email any photos you can to
>>>> isabeladfrreitas at gmail.com. With any luck some photos will have
>> legible
>>>> labels which may help recover at least some data. This is truly a
>>>> heartbreaking day for palaeontology, and science in general, but
>>> hopefully
>>>> as a community we can come together and salvage something from the
>>> sadness.
>>>> ~
>>>> Best wishes,
>>>>
>>>> Christopher Davis
>>>> PhD candidate, Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 4:34 AM, Ivie, Michael <mivie at montana.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>>> This might well be the largest loss of primary types ever in a single
>>>>> event, if the reported total loss proves true.  Thousands of types in
>>> the
>>>>> Cerambycidae alone.
>>>>> Our hearts go out to our Brazilian colleagues.  Horrible event,
>> please
>>> no
>>>>> negative comments while this tragedy is so fresh.
>>>>>
>>>>> Mike
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45392668?
>>>>> ns_source=facebook&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_
>>>>> campaign=bbcnews&ns_mchannel=social
>>>>> __________________________________________________
>>>>> Michael A. Ivie, Ph.D., F.R.E.S.
>>>>>
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>>>>>
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>
>

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