Latest additions to the website:
24th February 2017 - Partulid EEP meeting plans 2017 conservation actions for French Polynesian Partula. For the first time an active decision is taken to stop working on one species: P. hyalina has several populations on Tahiti and strong introduced populations in the Australs and Cooks. Conservation will concentrate on the more threatened species.
September to November 2016 - several reintroductions of Partula to French Polynesia: on Tahiti P. affinis, P. nodosa, P. hyalina; on Moorea P. mooreana, P. suturalis, P. taeniata, P. tohiveana; on Raiatea P. navigatoria, P. hebe, P. garrettii
19th September 2016 - "Icons of Evoltuion - tree snails of the family Partulidae" published, including new species descriptions
1st September 2016 - new genus and species described - Sphendone insolita by John Slapcinsky and Fred Kraus
21st February 2016 - the last Partula faba dies; another species extinct
January 2016 - News of Partula research and captive breeding published in Tentacle 24
September 2015 - Just one Partula faba surviving
July 2015 - Reintroduction of Partula species to Tahiti
February 2015 - News of Partula research and captive breeding published in Tentacle 23
August 2014 - publication of "Snailing round the South Seas - the Partula story" - an account of the history of Partulaand the people involved with the snails, from the 18th century explorers and adventurers to the conservationists of the present day
July 2014 - Partula faba down to 11 individuals
May 2014: Euglandina rosea established in Madagascar - introduced decades ago but not reported subsequently. However, it is established in one location where it was collected in 1996 and since 2009. It remains rare in the area though.
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