Tapir Specialist Group

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Tapir Specialist Group

Post by achilles » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:19 pm

While poking around cyberspace today, I ran into an organization whose mission overlaps with New Order Mormon: the Tapir Specialist Group.
The Tapir Specialist Group, a unit of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, strives to conserve biological diversity by stimulating, developing, and executing practical programs to study, save, restore, and manage the four species of tapir and their remaining habitats in Central and South America and Southeast Asia. Our strategies:

a.) Frequent review, status determination, and publicizing of tapirs and their needs;

b.) Promoting and supporting research, and distributing materials;

c.) Promoting the implementation of conservation and management programs by appropriate organizations and governments; and,

d.) Establishing strong and effective relationships among tapir conservationists to stimulate communication and cooperation.
Consider supporting this organization in its efforts to save this majestic, possibly ride-able denizen of our tropical world.

http://www.tapirs.org/index.html

Be sure to watch an important TED talk "The Coolest Animal You Know Nothing About... and How We Can Save It"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbNqU2K0qzo
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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by MoPag » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:36 pm

Awwwe. They are so cute!!!!! :)
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believing in old men’s lies...--Ezra Pound

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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by Corsair » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:24 pm

Could we make a donation in Dan Peterson's name? Even better: Is there a T-shirt we could buy for him?

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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by Red Ryder » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:58 pm

Google tapir penis. :shock:
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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by Corsair » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:29 am

Red Ryder wrote:Google tapir penis. :shock:
Slow down there, heathen! You should label this post NSFW if you post animal porn like this!

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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by achilles » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:16 am

Corsair wrote:Could we make a donation in Dan Peterson's name? Even better: Is there a T-shirt we could buy for him?
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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by achilles » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:18 am

For all your Tapir loving friends:

http://www.cafepress.com/+tapir+gifts
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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by moksha » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:19 am

It's like there should be some sort of meme attached to a picture of a tapir, koala, panda and penguin all standing around the office cooler talking about the World Series or else playing poker.
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by moksha » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:36 am

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Knock it off you two. There will be none of that
under the watchful eye of Captain Moroni!
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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Re: Tapir Specialist Group

Post by Hagoth » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:33 am

I wonder if they have had any success hitching tapirs to chariots.
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