Re: more rules

Michael Hasemann (
Wed, 8 Mar 1995 11:02:02 +0200 (EET)

> These individuals should have a permit to collect and export from
> these "far flung corners". These individuals must have a good
> knowledge of the taxon in question before they can know they "really"
> have found something new (rather than something they just can't identify).

> Usually permits will only be issued for scientific research purposes.
Total nonsense.

> This should imply that the persons involved are conducting a justifyable
> research project.
Even more nonsense.

> Michael Chamberland
Remember all the laymen contributing to the field of botany. (as
mentioned earlier)

It helps having a degree in botany but it is definately not
a prerequisite of being able to distinguish an unnamed species
from already described ones.


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