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Conch Shell Arrest : A Repeat of 1847 - Abhishek Kadyan

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Founder Chairman of the People for Animals (SPCA) Haryana Naresh Kadyan, representative of the International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA in India, which is duly affiliated with the United Nation since 1992, conducts these raids in Kuruksheta

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Donn M (56)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 2:29 pm
Are conches endangered? Or particular ones only? Or only in some areas?

George Butel (1)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 9:11 pm
The queen conch is especially endangered and trade even of fragments of the shell is a violation of the CITES convention; individual nations like India have their own laws. Conch shells are the 9th most seized items by customs in the UK. The Times of India quotes an Indian wildlife officer as saying, regarding arrests of 4 people, reported in an article on 11/24, "Conches are extremely rare and very precious. Among those that we seized on Sunday were Bull Mouth and Horn Helmet, both of which are listed under Schedule-I which also includes items like ivory and tiger skin. These were the most valuable of those seized. Others like Spider Conch, Limacina Cowrie, Top Shell and Tratizium Conch are listed under Schedule-IV [of India's Wildlife Protection Act.]"
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