Re: NANFA-- Captive breeding

Brian Haas (
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 22:17:07 -0600

At 09:49 AM 12/20/02 -0600, Martin wrote:
>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?

I guess my thought is that those of us who _do_ see a point in it remain
optimistic that the habitat will someday improve. Call me a dreamer of
just plain naive - either fits.

Travis Haas
Hazel Green, WI
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