Selling species (from today's Science)

Sven O Kullander sven.kullander at NRM.SE
Mon Jan 24 15:39:47 CST 2000

The Biopat company's activities is apparently intended as development aid,
promoted by the state-owned German Technical Cooperation Company (GTZ); see

So, littering tropical biota with the names of at least medium-rich Germans
is development!  Flagrant hegemony (among other things!) is an alternative

Sven O Kullander
Swedish Museum of Natural History

At 14:37 2000-01-24 +0100, you wrote:
>Dear Wolfgang,
>I assume you read German, so check out
>If you have at least 5000 DM to spare you can become a "god parent" of a
>new species and get it named after you or a person of your choice. However,
>you should hurry, since the best ones already seem to have names.
>Best wishes
>Brian Tindall

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