STUMPED Sokmean Cheun stands on the remains of a rosewood tree
, her grandfather Weng Van at its base.
We're greeted by Mr Kelm, a tall, spindly farmer who's lived here so long his own body appears to be competing with the towering rosewood trees
. He's kindly floated two plastic kayaks, which we use to paddle along a tributary of the Iguazu river.
All of the ebony and rosewood trees
found outside Madagascar's national parks have already been logged, so the loggers have now turned their attention to the parks.
A nature organization has exposed a lemur-poaching racket providing scores of the rare primates, roasted, to restaurants in port cities.Most troubling, activists said, is a brazen plunder of protected forests by armed bands of illegal loggers who, by threatening park rangers, loot prized hardwoods for a Aotimber mafiaAo that exports them to lucrative furniture markets in Asia and the United States.AoOnce the crisis exploded, there was no more state of law in Madagascar,Ao said Herve Bakarizafy, the director of this park, which closed for two months this year as gangs felled hundreds of rosewood trees
in a luxuriant forest home to 11 species of threatened lemurs.
Eco-advocates and guitar makers alike fear that the spruce, maple, mahogany, ebony and rosewood trees
that have been the foundation of the wooden instrument industry for years are being cut down faster than they can be replaced.
Mahogany and rosewood trees
face possible extinction in Costa Rica, where half of the country's dry forests have been cut down.
Along one side of the pool, fast-growing Indian rosewood trees
(Dalbergia sissoo) screen the garage.
East Indian rosewood trees
can be large, but tree size varies by location and growing conditions.
The meeting ordered complaint verification against Amjad Ali Khan former chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to probe his involvement in awarding tender of Korag Canal project and illegal sale and cutting of rosewood trees
SIALKOT -- Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an accused who burnt 98 precious Rosewood trees
in a jungle in the limit of Pholora Police Station.