anything that's endangered and not renewable with exceptions are not to be collected...a little here and there with common sense perhaps...
two grey areas regarding topic happening in my country...
1.a lot of the driftwood from malaysia comes from dams. which are protected areas...the dead trees from damming done decades ago.
container loads are exported
erm how do you rate that? it's not renewable but it's not really important to keep in the water...so an exception perhaps.
2.the limestone hills along the north south highway in the peninsular malaysia doesn't look the same anymore... a lot of it is being quarried to horizon level.
the limestone, granite etc are used for construction . whatever that's nice and small; fossilized wood etc are sold as decoration.
i don't like what's happening here. however, third world country...we need to house the people properly no? another exception?
My point of view on wild fauna/flora collection...
i doubt there's enough to satisfy our thirst...i believe it should be done in a sustainable manner. the beautiful ones should be quickly studied and bred to satisfy hobbyists' demand. not continue to be harvested from the wild till endangered.
Parks are parks and only pictures taken and tracks left behind...not my words but something i will never forget.
Some people are stuck up enough to say they don't like hybrids or line breds calling them whims of man... wow...luckily people like this are minority. if you are a scientist...fine. however if all hobbyists think like this we will soon make everything endangered or gone...
[i think there's more channa in america than in malaysia now, water is better there...sic]
lastly, competition breeds desire...theres more and more competitions for nicest best of whatever...no end in sight.
it is unfortunate that this gives rise to pillage of mother nature.
what do you think happens to the stuff we have collected/bought...rocks, wood and stuff...will our children appreciate it or will it end up in bin?
i'm certainly not out of the loop, but i'm only enjoying mother nature's crumbs...
Last edited by standoyo; 04-03-2006 at 04:55 PM..