British collector Philip Cullen (Phillip Cullen) was found guilty of committing six crimes against the rare butterfly species phengaris Arion. On Friday, March 17, reports BBC News.
Bitolski the court held that Cullen was catching insects in Somerset and Gloucestershire, killing them and placed in trays. The investigation relied on the testimony of witnesses. They said that they saw a man chasing with a net for insects in June and July 2015. He 57-year-old man claims to have bought the collector's items abroad.
As noted, this is the first such prosecution. What will be punished Callen, is not specified.
In the UK there are 59 butterfly species, 25 of them are under state protection. Six, including phengaris Arion, particularly protected: they cannot be destroyed, include in the collection and to sell.
In 2015, the American ornithologist Christopher Filardi found in the forests of the Solomon Islands instance mustache of Alcyone, which was considered extinct. It killed bird to study its anatomy and the collection of the Museum of natural history USA in new York.
Phengaris Arion (Phengaris arion) is found in Eurasia. An integral part of its development cycle are ants: larvae live in and feed on the ant larvae. In 1979, due to the reduction of ant population of Blues in the UK extinct. Butterflies for recovery of the livestock was brought from Sweden a year later, however, the species still occurs in isolated instances.
In the amusement Park Walt Disney World in the U.S. state of Florida will appear animatronic talking figure of US President Donald trump. The robot will join figures of other presidents of the country. Trump will personally write a speech that will be spoken by the machine. Attraction "Hall of presidents" will open in late 2017.
In the British town of reading, Berkshire, 53-year-old Smith fell under a bus, but then got up and as if nothing had happened went to the pub. The impact threw the victim on six meters. Despite this, he escaped with scratches and abrasions. About the cause of the incident is not reported.
A cricket match between teams Kerridge and Mossley, held in the British County of Cheshire, was interrupted by an angry bull. Athletes noticed the approaching animal before it is run to the field, but not reagirovali until it rushed to the players and the referee. The bull missed and ran away to another field.
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