NANFA-- Captive breeding

Irate Mormon (
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 09:49:25 -0600

<begin flame war>

Now, I am probably as much of a conservationist as the rest of you guys, but I tend to take a different (read "LONGER") view of these
things. So the question I have is this - What is the point of maintaining in captive refuguia a species which is extinct in the wild, and
cannot realistically be reintroduced into its native habitat?

This is not a put-down, Moon. I understand your sentiment and completely sympathize. I am just a little uncertain about our desire
to "save" species which are on their way to extinction. That is, after all, the way of things. And it's not just the uglies which gotta go.

I am all for protecting critical habitat and enabling a species to survive in its historic range. Sometimes that's not possible.


Jackson, MS

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