Assessing the status of cone snails

10/25/2011 - 10/30/2011

Chicago, IL, USA

This is an international meeting/workshop of cone snail experts to review and update data on the status of cone snails. Participants will include specialists in taxonomy, biology, ecology, and conservation together with representation from pharmacology and bio-medical sciences. It will also include interested parties from the marine curio trade who have specialist knowledge on the sourcing of shells used as raw materials for manufacture of jewelry and crafts and as specimen shells for the serious collector and casual tourist sectors. An outcome of the meeting will be to provide data to the specification of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species™ for inclusion in their digital Red Book.

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