Blue Tarantula statement

Statement regarding collection of Blue Tarantula from Sarawak

The authors of the paper, Ray Gabriel and Danniella Sherwood, are not employed by Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Ray Gabriel is an independent researcher, and an Honorary Research Associate of the museum; Danniella Sherwood has no formal affiliation with the museum.

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History complies fully with international regulations on the management of genetic resources through the Nagoya Protocol. In line with the Museum’s Acquisitions Policy, the museum does not accept specimens to its collections that are collected illegally, and our researchers abide fully with all relevant national and international laws and procedures when sourcing material.