Re: NANFA-- Probability of Dead Stuff
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 00:30:19 EDT

In a message dated 9/8/00 4:25:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< I also think that
limiting any human interaction with wild rare species in not a good Idea
either, if no one can appreciate them, then who will really care when the
time comes to put a parking lot over there last breeding / spawning grounds?
All possible interactions with wild life must be promoted, so more and more
people can be exposed to them. >>

Exactly. If people don't have a chance to interact with wildlife, then many
of these species will be nothing more than an abstract concept at best, to an
object of hatred or obstacle to "progress" or "worker's jobs" (more like
corporations' pocketbooks) at worst. If these animals or plants are not able
to become a tangible reality to people through some form of interaction
(however much is appropriate for that plant or animal; just a
generalisation), than they won't ruly know about it and thus not care about
it or they will outright despise it.

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