Hungry dragon: comment Professor William Laurence: China has become a black hole for the world's timber, much of it harvested illegally. Consumers should think twice before buying wood products made in China.

Laurance, William (2012) Hungry dragon: comment Professor William Laurence: China has become a black hole for the world's timber, much of it harvested illegally. Consumers should think twice before buying wood products made in China. Australian Geographic, May-June. pp. 118-119.

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[Extract] In Chinese folklore the dragon symbolises strength, and it is an apt symbol for a nation whose economic rise has been meteoric. But for the world's shrinking forests, the dragon is something else entirely: voracious.

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Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0816-1658
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 01:40
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
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