Bolivian Mara/Mahogany 101: ‘wood pirates’ log Bolivian national parks

Eduardo Franco Berton reports in Mongabay: Mara (Swietenia macrophylla), also known as big-leaf mahogany, is a threatened tree species found in western South America. Growing up to 50 meters (165 feet) tall, mara trees can live for more than a century. Its wood is sought-after for the production of high-end furniture and can sell forContinue reading “Bolivian Mara/Mahogany 101: ‘wood pirates’ log Bolivian national parks”