tritium wrote:... why cant we take an equally strong stance against illegal imports?
For the record, Panama pums are both exported from Panama and imported here 100% legally. Oyapocs from Brazil
are 100% illegal, no matter what year or decade they were 'imported'...
Also for the record, I feel Panama should be closed to export until proper research is done and quotas set. The problem is there will always be disagreement upon what a true and lone breeding population is and therefore it will be hard to prove what populations are truly unique and truly in danger. The fact that I feel Panama should be closed does not mean I would turn down certain proven
locales I, in my experience, feel to be healthy. It means I think Panama could and should be responsible and do a better job.
One could look to Panama 's neighbor Costa Rica for a system doing a good job at protecting their wildlife.