Re: CITES and Nepenthes

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 14:19:05 GMT+1

As long as there are rules which have to be followed simply because
they were made without much thinking on a single case, as long as
there are professional botanists who think that the fact they are
paid for their work gives them the sole right and legitimation to
work scientifically eagerly trying to avoid a non-paid worker getting
much of a chance, as long as CITES rules are merely politics and
all that counts is money, as long as huge areas are deforested no
matter which species of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms
occur there and according to law there is no way to collect specimens
from such an area even immediately before destruction because they
are protected by CITES and not by thinking....

...there is little chance for the biodiversity of this planet.

Indonesia shows us daily and impressive how its government prefers to
use its forest.

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