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Re: "Buy a fish, save a tree."

"Now Dave K. did make some valid points in his second post.  He said that he doubts that the cottage industry of aquarium fish collection will save the rainforest.  I hope he's wrong, but he could be right.  But he picked the wrong species to take a stand on."

The really difficult issue is the species of the trees themselves. Mahogany is a treasured species of wood, particularly to the furniture industry. It makes up a large part of the rain forest. If it is cut and harvested, it must (theoretically) be processed through sustainable forestry practices. If it is just clear cut and burned, it doesn't. Ironically, the current system actually encourages the burning of a precious resource.


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