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Fighting Loss of the Greater Mekongs Prized Rosewood Forests

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov 30 (IPS) - The famed Rosewood forests of the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia produce dark, richly grained timbers zealously sought after worldwide by manufacturers of luxury furniture, flooring and musical instruments, among other products. But their high value has also made them a major commodity in transnational organized crime.Read the full story, “Fighting Loss of the Greater Mekongs Prized Rosewood Forests”, on globalissues.org →

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov 30 (IPS) – The famed Rosewood forests of the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia produce dark, richly grained timbers zealously sought after worldwide by manufacturers of luxury furniture, flooring and musical instruments, among other products. But their high value has also made them a major commodity in transnational organized crime.Read the full story, “Fighting Loss of the Greater Mekongs Prized Rosewood Forests”, on globalissues.org →

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