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Pollen Can Protect Mahogany From Extinction
2012-04-04 03:28:58

New research from the University of Adelaide could help protect one of the world's most globally threatened tree species - the big leaf mahogany - from extinction. Big leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is the most prized mahogany timber around the world. It is at risk of extinction in its native habitats because of the timber trade, particularly in Central and South America. To better understand how such a threatened species can be brought back from the brink of extinction,...

2010-03-15 09:34:03

Beyond the headline-grabbing proposals on bluefin tuna and ivory trade, the largest wildlife trade convention meeting this week will also address several timber-related issues "“ an often overlooked responsibility of the Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). In a CITES meeting on Friday, Peru was given a six month ultimatum to address critical issues over the illegal mahogany trade. The CITES Standing Committee "“ the body that...