'Is my cactus illegal?" Online Talk

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'Is my cactus illegal?" Online Talk

Post by Pattock » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:00 pm

I just saw this online talk advertised on the Twitter of the IUCN Cactus and Succulent Plants Specialist Group @CssgSsc :
Join Dr. Jared Margulies @jaredmargulies on 'Is my cactus illegal? Demystifying the world of illegal trade in cacti and succulents'.⁣⁣
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Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 6 pm CDT
Tickets with donation.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-my-cact ... 4126441065

The link on Twitter goes to another talk on this website, so I assume it has not gone up there yet:
https://www.bgci.org/news-events/

I thought some might be interested. A bit too late at night for me, 11-12 GMT.

The group have recently made a website:
https://iucn-cssg.org/en/about_cssg/
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Re: 'Is my cactus illegal?" Online Talk

Post by Pattock » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:38 pm

I can't find any mention of FloraGuard on this forum, so I thought I would mention it.

It isn't an air freshener. It is a collaboration between Kew, the UK Border Force and Interpol and several other groups I would have to look up to know who they were.
FloraGuard combines innovative and cross-disciplinary ways of analysing online marketplaces for the illegal trade in endangered plants and analyses of existing policing practices to assist law enforcement in the detection and investigation of illegal trades of endangered plants. It focuses on the UK, which serves as a major transit and destination market for the European region.
http://floraguard.org/

Perhaps they could provide an expert to give a talk for the BCSS?

Now I am going to read their journal article "From horticulture to psychonautics: an analysis of online communities discussing and trading plants with psychotropic properties".

https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 20-09389-5

Perhaps after watching The Yin Yang Master.
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Re: 'Is my cactus illegal?" Online Talk

Post by Acid John » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:33 pm

It sounds like one of those groups which will do everything they can to stop trade in mass produced plants and absolutely nothing about habitat destruction a bit like CITIES really.
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Re: 'Is my cactus illegal?" Online Talk

Post by MatDz » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:51 pm

Pattock wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:38 pm
[...]

Now I am going to read their journal article "From horticulture to psychonautics: an analysis of online communities discussing and trading plants with psychotropic properties".

https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 20-09389-5

Perhaps after watching The Yin Yang Master.
Now you got my attention! :mrgreen:
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Re: 'Is my cactus illegal?" Online Talk

Post by HaoBao » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:47 pm

“It isn't an air freshener.” LOL

I read this as:
FloraGuard checks eBay for dodgy plants and if they spot one they tell the police who ignore them. They only check the UK, which used to trade with Europe.
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Re: 'Is my cactus illegal?" Online Talk

Post by Pattock » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:04 pm

Jared Margulies was one of the interviewees on this short video documentary on youtube about succulent-poaching. 9 minutes of well-made gloom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KirP2ef1lJ0
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