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In a message dated 8/24/1999 1:56:29 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> My original post regarded the collection of all things from the amazon.
> And my readings dealing with this region stated that with the current
> destruction/deforestation the region will last about 50 more years. WE
> will be the generations that those of the future will blame for it's
But collecting of aquatic plants will do NOTHING as far as de-forestation is
concerned. We aren't arguing the good/bad of de-forestation. We all know
that it is bad. When we ride a boat through the rainforest and collect fish
and plants, it does not cause de-forestation
> If we condone this behavior then we are encouraging others to partake in
> it as well. By the unique act of collection we are individually doing no
> harm but as a society we as a whole are doing a tremendous amount of
But the discussion was about the collection of a plants by individuals. Why
are you going on about something as off-topic as de-forestation. In reality,
the tropical aquarium hobby, by its very existance, opposes deforestation,
and gives countries like Brazil reason to preserve the forest. The forest is
a replenishable resource which can be harvested to a specific finite level.
De-forestation is a whole 'nother story.