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July 14, 2014


"Sandalwood grows naturally across much of the southern half of Western Australia, and is in big demand in Asia where it's used to make incense sticks or essential oils.

"It's a highly lucrative business, fetching up to $15,000 a tonne in a harvest system controlled by the state government. But there's also a dark side to the industry - a growing black market for illegally harvested sandalwood."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 14, 2014 06:37 AM