That guy has been selling on ebay for years with no negative feedback. He said it was something new
I rather think it was somebody new I suspect who hasn’t been paid yet or finally respect the laws. There is no such a think as legal trade of insects in Costa Rica unless they are coming from legally registered farms. All collecting and exporting is limited for scientific purpose only.
Post by papiliotheona on May 28, 2018 6:59:01 GMT -8
In the past decade CR's gone the way of Brazil. After Philip deVries put Costa Rica on the map and made it an international butterfly mecca, the locals decided to bite the hand that was feeding them thinking they'd make more money going the eco-tourism (i.e. NABA) route. Really disgusting.
Post by lordpandarus on Aug 10, 2018 11:55:22 GMT -8
it sucks they can't even export specimens bred in a farm
And I was accumulating my ebay winnings for a while and I told him to ship at the exact wrong moment. A few days earlier I would have gotten my package.What luck Had a nice Female Agrias philatelica in there I'll never get another chance of getting
Slowly the countries where you can get specimens from are getting less and less, which is ludicrous given the sheer volume of insects in the wild, the authorities are treating us the same as big game hunters.
Butterfly farms sell live leps (more likely chrysalides/cocoons) to zoos and other institutions with butterly houses. I was just at the 2018 IECC (Inverteberates in Education and Conservation Conference) in Tucson, and there was a Costa Rican seller there, although he didn't have stock. Also there was a USDA contact for live permits for institutions.
Maybe a specific Canadian law OR the Canadian customs who do not understand that he is an insect farm and are asking crazy paperwork. I know this seller and he is indeed an honest guy. Sometimes it is the only solution for an insect seller to not export to some countries even if it means less turnover.
For example, many European sellers do not ship CITES II species outside of the European Union even if they have import and export CITES permits. Why ? Because they have to pay some fees, to sign some papers, to meet custom guys in other cities and so on. The smart business decision is to sell them with CITES permits inside the European Union (no other paper than CITES needed). BTW it will be one issue for British Ornitho collectors soon, due to Brexit (as most legal sellers are French, German).
Post by lordpandarus on Oct 16, 2018 9:56:51 GMT -8
It was confiscated IN Costa Rica BEFORE leaving the country NOT Canadian customs and affected all his parcels at the time. Also happened to a member from Europe at the same time who contacted me .
So I'm still not sure why he singled out Canada for export ban
Also I never have paper work of any kind in my parcels ..ever .You just have to write "dried insects for scientific use" on the green customs tag.We don't appear to have crazy import laws like the USA and the USFW
Post by papilio28570 on Oct 20, 2018 21:57:03 GMT -8
His listings now read: I can't ship in USA, CANADA, CENTRAL-SOUTH AMERCA and JAPAN. (I hope to be able to ship in a very short time) I ship only in EUROPE, ASIA and CHINA. I only send the first day of the month, it's therefore strictly necessary to accumulate more orders. If I do not receive any warning to continue to accumulate, I will ship automatically.