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Re: Amazon- Collecting- Thuh.

In a message dated 8/24/99 3:56:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< UMMM! Nobody was talking about collecting orchids!  Doi!>>
The original posting referred to collecting fish and Plants ( not specified 
what type). Thuh.
 << I don't know of any collecting trips that go onto the pantanal where the 
 pools you speak of are typically located.  Were talking about flooded forest 
 That may be the case, but there are species and subspecies of fish that are 
endemic to several feet of river frontage on major rivers. Thuh.
 <<Again, nobody was talking about poaching.  If the guy is on a guided trip, 
 paperwork is typically taken care of or the lack of it (therefore lack of 
 is well know prior to departure.  Again...  ...doi!>>

Guided trip or not, my point was that even with the proper paperwork, and all 
the permits. Brazil is cracking down and frowning upon any foreigner, tourist 
or not taking their natural resources. If you don't believe me contact Andre 
Schoonwille of the KFN on his experiences last year.