Plant a tree -- then import illegal timber

Hilsum, Lindsey
April 2007
New Statesman;4/2/2007, Vol. 136 Issue 4838, p22
In this article the author discusses the reforestation program in China, noting that while the government promotes tree planting it allows the importation of rare hardwoods from a number of Asian and African countries. The illegal trade in merbau, a type of wood found primarily in Indonesia, is described.


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