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Economic and Cultural Value
Listen to our recent podcast where our experts discuss how exotic woods and endangered species are significant from a cultural and economic perspective, as well as ecological.Check Out Our Podcast
Supply and Demand
As the demand for these species continues to rise they get closer to extinction.
The reason these species are endangered is because there has been an overharvesting, both legal and illegal and there has been almost no effort to replant them at a scale required to make up for that. Many woods such as cocobolo and ebony are used in high end furniture and musical instruments. As demand rises for these woods, they get closer to extinction. Our research plantations will help ease the burden on natural forests and hopefully over time form the basis of long term sustainable supplies.Learn More