Sclerocactus wrightiae

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Mal L
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Sclerocactus wrightiae

Post by Mal L » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:57 pm

Possibly bad news from the USA if you happen to be a Wright Fishhook cactus!

"The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management kicked off the start of the summer season with a recent announcement that off-road vehicles will be allowed near southern Utah’s Factory Butte, upending a 13-year ban that protected a cactus species from extinction. Back in 2005, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance successfully petitioned the Bush administration to close off 5,300 acres of federal land to protect the Wright fishhook. The decision not only threatens the endangered cacti but also means that one of Utah’s iconic landscapes will suffer damage that could last decades."(National Resources Defense Council)
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Collection mainly of cacti, though interested in a much wider variety of plants than I can accommodate!
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Echinocactus123
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Re: Sclerocactus wrightiae

Post by Echinocactus123 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:18 pm

This is just terrible.
Henry,

A mixed collection of mainly cacti including astrophytum, mammillaria, lophophora, echinocactus, echinocereus and other desert cacti.
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KarlR
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Re: Sclerocactus wrightiae

Post by KarlR » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:29 pm

Not to downplay one side of the discussion, but once again we see that habitat destruction is a bigger threat than illegal collecting.

Hopefully a Democrat will be elected next time and overturn all this idiocy courtesy of the Cheeto in Chief.
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