Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dr Eric Danell summarises what is needed to protect endangered orchids.
Q: How do we go about implementing procedures for protecting endangered orchids?
ED: Five things are needed.
We need national parks.
We need good laws and law enforcement.
We need to fight poverty.
We need a good education system so everybody in society is aware of their native flora and fauna.
And we need responsible orchid collectors.
Dr Eric Danell is working in Northern Thailand to foster awareness of the native flora and fauna among both Thais and overseas visitors. His knowledge is encyclopedic and his explanations clearly lay out biological processes and what needs to be done to protect our heritage. His work is important not only in his local area but is a global issue affecting life on Earth.
See Endangered Orchids, 2013 at