From CPN Vol. 22 No. 1 & 2, March & June 1993, Pages 36 & 37
We believe habitat destruction, both planned and accidental, is responsible for the greatest loss of habitats and species in the word today and we deplore this situation.
We strive to support those organizations around the world that seek to preserve valuable wildlife habitats, and we support field and media education as effective means of instilling respect for natural habitats.
We also support the efforts of legitimate organizations that preserve genetically broad spectrum samples of threatened and endangered species as living materials with a view to replanting existent or reclaimed habitat.
We discourage introduction of plant species into habitat where that genetic material has not or does not occur unless for closely monitored research purposes with a view to eventual removal of the inappropriate material and prevention of crossbreeding with naturally occurring plants while the study is in affect.
We recognize that without experienced people with horticultural and/or botanical interests selecting and propagating species from the wild, there would be fewer choices of propagated horticultural material and consequent increased pressure on wild habitats with illegal or inappropriate collecting, and there would be less knowledge gathered on the nature of the plants.
We would encourage collectors to be responsibly aware that rare plants merit special consideration and should not be distributed or propagules taken unless there is a sufficient local stock to successfully perpetuate the population. In most cases this means minimal or no collecting of rare material.