Bolivian big leaf mahogany (swietenia macrophylla) threatened

The International Tropical Timber Association (ITTO) recently released its bi-weekly report on global timber prices.

One of the highlights of the report was a classification by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Bolivia's big leaf mahogany (swietenia macrophylla) as a "species of urgent concern". CITES recommended that Bolivia place a moratorium on its export.

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