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native orchid species if collected in the wild?

This is a discussion on native orchid species if collected in the wild? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by EMos I found this topic about collecting orchids in the wild very ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMos View Post
    I found this topic about collecting orchids in the wild very sensitive, but it's something we hobbyists should not ignore and we are all free to have our opinion on this subject. I think the same way as Andrew, but there is also the human aspect with which I totally agree Yew; however, without getting into any political debate, my concern on this site is that we hobbyists should not send the wrong signals by promoting something that is reprehensible by law, and this applies equally to people buying or collecting them. Without disrespect to anyone, but I think it is something we should ponder about
    Very well said Eric, and I agree with you and Andrew about this subject.

    Many of us live an in a fairly modern society and I know that as for me, as long as I get myself out of bed in the morning and at work, I don't have to worry about where the next lot of food will come from, and that's why I understand why our compatriots in other countries have a different view on this matter...

    Quote Originally Posted by raymund_jesus
    funny but sad thing in the picture is that they sell orchids and turtles and monkeys to sustain the "modern" lifestyle of beer, cigarettes...
    and i hope that we promote the better things in our 'modern' lifestyle to others rather than just the beer and ciggies (darn u multinationals!)

    anyways... even with all our differences in opinions, I hope we provide enough respect to each other to accept these differences... issues such as these can and should be discussed.. and I promise to respect each and every one of you for your views and if we must, agree to have a difference in opinion!

    PEACE!

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    Well said, Tim. Couldn't agree more.

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    Dose Philipine have law control people make profit by wild harvesting. I wonder is it threatening their population.

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    Hi, Louis C

    There are laws which protect orchids in the Philippines , but remember that orchid gathering in the wild by natives had been going for centuries even before the arrival of the Spaniards .

    Some native even grew them at their backyards.

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    There are laws and there are laws, Louis C! How's this for the laws!
    Some time ago, a man here was charged and convicted for taking out orchids he had collected from trees that were cut down in a logging area.The loggers were not charged as they had licence to log the area!! Not charged for destroying the habitat of the orchids and letting the orchids die and rot in the logged area because they had a logging licence and they didn't take out any orchids!!! There are laws and...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    There are laws and there are laws, Louis C! How's this for the laws!
    Some time ago, a man here was charged and convicted for taking out orchids he had collected from trees that were cut down in a logging area.The loggers were not charged as they had licence to log the area!! Not charged for destroying the habitat of the orchids and letting the orchids die and rot in the logged area because they had a logging licence and they didn't take out any orchids!!! There are laws and...............
    oh, what a sad story! and a good example how crazy laws can be.
    how about a law where loggers can go for it, only if there is no wildlife on trees?
    hmmm, and that could be pretty much any tree....

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