Convention on Biological Diversity

Diane Whitehead
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 13:54:47 PDT
> 	Tom and Boyce can you suggest the first step to resolve this? 
> A step that shows cooperation between both the regulators and 
> authorities, and the growers and gardeners who might implement some 
> changes?
> 			Best		Jim W.

Two newly discovered rare plants that seem to have been treated ideally to me (though someone with more knowledge might consider otherwise), are from small remote areas - a conifer from Australia, and a clivia from South Africa.

In both cases, the plants were protected in their original habitats, but were propagated and disseminated around the world in an amazingly short time.  No need for piracy.  No need for immense wealth to own one.

Maybe this would work only if a plant's range is severely restricted and remote, and the plants themselves easy to propagate.

Diane Whitehead

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