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Re: Amazon

Bob Dixon wrote:

>But on the serious side, the rate at which tourists are collecting plants
>from the Amazon is far below the system's capacity to replenish.  A recent

It's true. By far, the really damaging activities in there come from the 
lumber and cattle industries. Tourist collecting is absolutely negligible.
If people here really want to help, just refrain from (or even better,
boycott) buying redwood furniture.

>survey showed that the huge numbers of neons nd cardinals being shipped out
>of Brazil was having no effect on the native populations of those fish.

Bob, do you have a reference for that survey ? 


-Ivo Busko
 Baltimore, MD