Requesting the release of Dr. Petr vбcha, (Senior Scientist at Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic) arrested in Singalila National Park, Darjeeling (West Bengal). sign now

Sir,
Sub: Requesting the release of Dr. Petr vбcha, (Senior Scientist at Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic) arrested in Singalila National Park, Darjeeling (West Bengal).

We are writing to express our deep concern about the arrest of Dr. Petr vбcha, an eminent Czech entomologist, by the forest officials in India for collecting insects in Singalila National Park, Darjeeling (West Bengal) and seek your kind intervention to help secure his immediate release. He has apparently been accused of collecting for the 'Chinese Medicine market', and the beetles they have collected have been valued at 6000-7000 rupees each specimen!

Dr. Petr Svacha is well known to us as a world-renowned specialist on sawyer beetle larvae and a serious academic and we dont think that he was collecting insects for any commercial purpose. He has been a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic (formerly "Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences") in Иeskй Budмjovice, Czech Republic, since 1985. His main scientific interest is in a group of beetles whose larvae live in wood, namely, beetles of the family Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles). He is the Managing Editor of the European Journal of Entomology, a well-known scientific journal edited by the Institute of Entomology (http://www.eie.cz/ ) .

Dr. Svacha is a great enthusiast, known for his passion for work. The beetles he collects are for his Institutes scientific collection, and the collection consists mainly of beetle larvae, which are very difficult to identify. We are convinced that Dr. Svacha was motivated purely by his work and he was collecting beetles for no other reason than for research and not for any commercial purposes. We believe that the incident resulted from a misunderstanding as he probably did not realize that he had entered a protected area / national park where collecting insects was illegal. We realize that Dr. Svacha has erred in attempting to sample material in a Protected Area of a foreign country without properly enquiring about its permit requirements and other legalities. Yet, considering his reputation among the scientific community as a Scientist with impeccable credentials and his old age and frailty, we feel he should not be punished any more. So we seek your kind intervention to pardon Dr. Petr vбcha and secure his release with immediate effect.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
950 / 1000

Latest Signatures

  • 14 February 2016950. Magda V
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016949. George Eb
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016948. Dr Malcolms
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2016947. Martina D
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016946. Marco U
    I support this petition
  • 31 January 2016945. Antonio S
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2016944. Barries W
    I support this petition
  • 25 January 2016943. Veronika J
    В Address 8.kvetna 261, Bernartice,398 43
  • 18 January 2016942. Holger B
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016941. Marek W
    I confirm that Dr. Petr Svacha is a top academic scientist in insect development. It sounds like an absurd to me linking him with any commercial insect sales. Address Museum of Natural History, Wroclaw University, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wroclaw, Poland
  • 09 January 2016940. Dr Franktk
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016939. Lszl D
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016938. Arnost K
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015937. Michael E
    Science is the greatest hope and best international connection Address Beim Ratsberg 12a, 25421 Pinneberg, Germany
  • 25 December 2015936. Angela R
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015935. Marek J
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015934. Univprof Drguentherp
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015933. Priyadarsanan Dharmar
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015932. Rndr Josefjelinekc
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015931. Madhu S
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015930. Israel Fariaes
    His reputation speaks for him; this could have happened to any one of us entomologists. Address Animal Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Campo Grande, Ed. C2, 2єpiso, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
  • 20 November 2015929. Tomas B
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015928. Petr K
    Phd Student of South Bohemian University Address Cukrovar 1074, 27801 Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
  • 09 November 2015927. Prof Drsm
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015926. Benedikt F
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015925. Pavel K
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015924. Pavla H
    I support this petition

browse all the signatures

Information

Karla WadeBy:
Technology and the InternetIn:
Petition target:
Dr. Manmohan Singh (Hon. Prime Minister of India), Hon. Justice KG Balakrishnan (Hon. Chief Justice of India) and Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (Hon. Chief Minister of West Bengal)

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets