Published 12 March 2009
Merbau records flawed
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12th March 2009⎯Poor record keeping and illegal logging is raising concerns of over-exploitation of Merbau, finds a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
Merbau, a tropical hardwood, is popular in Europe and elsewhere as a flooring material. Roughly 30,000 cubic metres of Merbau timber entered the EU in 2005, half of it direct from Indonesia, the remainder from Malaysia and, after processing, from China.
Review of trade in merbau from major range States
P.S. Tong, H.K. Chen, J. Hewitt, and A. Affre