Important: Locality Information Policy

John

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We all like to share our field experiences, but not everyone knows where to observe a species in the wild. This is a good thing because not everyone is as ecologically minded as you. Individuals who collect rare species or who like to collect wild herpetiles for sale would love you to give details of where to find those species on a public forum. So please don't. In the US, even revealing the county can be enough because counties are small and google has satellite maps!

Do the animals a favour and generalise: use state names, province names, mountain range names, even country names. You'll help preserve the lives of those animals and you'll be able to return to the same place knowing they'll still be there.

If someone does contact you regarding where exactly you saw something, be wary. Try to find out about the person before you decide whether or not to reveal a location. If in doubt, ask a moderator for a second opinion on someone. They'll often know if the person is genuine or they'll know who to talk to in order to find out.

Thank you.
 
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