Originally Posted by banderbe
It seems to me that endangered and non-renewable plants should be collected, studied, grown and re-introduced. Many species of fish and some plants would be totally extinct but for the efforts of hobbyists in preserving them.
Standing back and just letting an endangered plant fade into history is irresponsible.
Haven't been here in a long while, but your views remind me of a debate raging at another forum about whale sharks, which are said to be endangered... whether a certain integrated resort company should proceed with its plan of catching one or two whale sharks and putting them in a show tank...for education and research or as cash cows... depending on which side of the fence you're on.