Re: Tropical forest dreams and nightmares
- Subject: Re: Tropical forest dreams and nightmares
- From: Regferns@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 19:10:18 -0500 (CDT)
I have tried to stay out of this discussion, because I all too well know
what's happening in some of these countries. But, Julius' telling comments:
"Cut 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 resounding "NO."
Just my two cents.
South Miami, FL