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‘More Valuable than Gold’: Thailand’s Fight to Save the Siamese Rosewood

Dalbergia cochinchinensis, otherwise known as Thailand Rosewood or Siamese Rosewood, is an ancient hardwood found in the countries of the Mekong region, namely Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.The demand for valuable furniture carved from Siamese Rosewood, chiefly in China, has led to an epidemic of illegal logging and trafficking, threatening the species with extinction and resulting in a deadly war with poachers, particularly from the Thai government.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest protection
  • Forest trade and finance
  • International laws and treaties
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
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Version / Edition 2016
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Author (individual) Graham Land, Asian Correspondent
Publication date 2016
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,Siamese Rosewood,CITES
Date uploaded July 23, 2018, 21:13 (UTC)
Date modified February 18, 2019, 07:54 (UTC)