Yes, that's certainly the way to turn a negative partly around.
It's a shame that laws, intended to protective, end up being detrimental. Sure, make it illegal to poach, but if the plants are already on the way to dying, rescuing them should be encouraged.
100% of the natural Venus flytrap population is within 30 minutes of me, yet any attempt to relocate them when construction is pending will get you a hefty fine.
Introduce yourself and about your orchid growing setup and experience.