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Re: NFC: Mexico & North American natives

There is no reason not to consider the fish of Mexico as fish of North
America.  If we include Canada,
why not Mexico.

-----Original Message-----
From: Phylesis at aol_com <Phylesis at aol_com>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Friday, August 13, 1999 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: NFC: Mexico & North American natives

>            I believe the thrust of Chris's question was whether or not
>Mexico "fits into the interests" of the NFC.  We are the " NATIVE Fish
>Conservancy " and I for one invision an evolution of our organization
>internationaly.  Although our efforts currently revolve around the
>continental US, in my view, the thrust of our effort is to preserve and
>maintain species and thier "habitats" native-centric to thier region and
>definable, as best we can, as that which occured naturally prior to human
>intervention.  The in-field activities of the NFC are in effect,
>"management".  The ERP does not condone the release of any species not
>native-centric to it's region, worldwide.   And my view is not human-centic
>in the long term, as I work to preserve these species and thier habitats
>the proccesses we've set in motion which threaten them with exterpation or
>extinction simply for thier own sake and not nescessarilly for the
>edification of future human generations.  Conservation is about the species
>we endeavor to preserve, it is not ALL about us.  : )  Eccept for the "no
>release mandate"  this is not meant to express official NFC policy, but
>simply my opinions offered, outside my role in the ERP, as an NFC member
>carrying no more weight than any other members opinions expressed here.
>Just a broader personal view.
>            With that said, and having nothing to do with it  : ), the ERP
>on a months hiatus as I have some matters which require my undivided
>attention, but will be back on it, ready to rock and roll at month's end
>...or middle.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will be
>picking up e-mail along the way.