Shueyi at aol.com
Mon Mar 9 09:06:46 EST 1998
In a message dated 98-03-08 03:41:40 EST, you write:
<< We now have a report of a free permit for collecting in Mexico.
<<Before everyone plans to rush down there, note the following:
<< It's not a myth that Mexico charges high fees for permits. There
<<is a recent loophole, however: a Mexican colleague can include you in a
<<free permit, under the condition that a sizeable part of the take remains
<<in Mexico. In the ornithogical world, the permit application must be made
<<through the Mexican Embassy a few months in advance. A 'sizeable' part
<<can be 60% of the catch.
Indeed, this is how I worked my permit. I'm retaining only duplicate
specimens, and the potential material that I could collect happened to
overlap nicely with an existing permit. I was dealing directly with the
Instituto de Historia Natural, which happens to be the managing entity of El
Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, where I was going to be working anyway. As long as
you are more inetersted in the information behind the dead bugs, and not
actually keeping the bugs yourself, this works fine.
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