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Paradise wood: can a forest product's devastating impact on the environment be turned around?


, : Paradise wood: can a forest product's devastating impact on the environment be turned around?. Ethnobiology in human welfare: abstracts of the fourth international congress of ethnobiology, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 17-21 November, 1994: 165

Gaharu is the resinous wood of Aquilaria spp., which grow in Asia's tropical rainforests. This forest product, a luxury article, has been traded for thousands of years. The survival of several species of Aquilaria are threatened and habitat destruction from Indonesia to Laos is being promoted by such exploitation.

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