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Re: Tropical forest dreams and nightmares
From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.05.15 at 03:34:46(6453)|
I was doing ANOTHER rant on Jungles
but I have had to change it in the draft folder daily! I was in
Fantasyland to a large extent. Are there not some Jungles
still substantially intact in Countries where the people are benign, not
Gringicidal maybe and allow sensitive samples to be transferred to Specialist
----- Original Message -----|
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: Tropical forest dreams and
Reggie, I don't think you could have said it better. Let it
die, but don't you dare collect it and try to save it. This is true the world
over. Then there is the new World Bank idea, don't you dare ship anything out,
it is your cultural heritage. Countries like Colombia, are now restricted to
no exportation because someone says what is there is only yours. How short
sided when they are destroying it all and it won't be theirs or anyones in the
future. I often wonder if those who promulgate ideas have ever looked into
what is or is it all hot air to make it look good? I don't know, but don't let
anyone tell you that it is wrong to save a plant anyless than it is right to
save an animal or a person!
At some point, we will have to come to accept we are all on this Earth
together and we will all survive together or fall separate.... Always
Just had to add my two cents, Betsy
tried to stay out of this discussion, because I all too well
happening in some of these countries. But, Julius' telling
and burn it all down, but don't you DARE collect any of these
doomed plants/animals," says it all.
How very, very true. I have seen
tree ferns (CITES 1) being sprayed with herbicides or hacked down (and
discarded) in some countries. I have also
seen whole forests destroyed in
Indonesia; and orchids and other high epiphytes are doomed--they lay
baking in the scorching sun. But, is anyone allowed to "rescue" these plants? A
Just my two cents.
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