Since a bed made of Siamese Rosewood was sold in China for one million dollars, this threatened hardwood species has become the number one illegal furniture making wood for the Chinese high society.
And the demand has led to an epidemic of illegal logging and trafficking, threatening the species with extinction, and resulting in a war with poachers. In 2015, seven Thai forest rangers and 45 Cambodian loggers were killed while logging Siamese rosewood illegally. Thailand’s largest remaining rosewood tree, near the Cambodian border, is now guarded 24 hours a day by a platoon from the Thai Army.
On the black market, Siamese Rosewood is sold for 30,000 to 100,000 USD per cubic meter.
Although only officially indexed as "vulnerable" by the IUCN red list, after careful research, we have decided to index Siamese Rosewood as "endangered" and conservationists project that the species could be extinct in the wild by 2026.
The tree is so rare, that a picture of a fully grown Dalbergia cochinchinensis is hard to find.
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Siamese Rosewood ǀ Dalbergia cochinchinensis
Dalbergia cochinchinensis is native to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.