Qatar fuels the demand of Amazonian wood from Guyana. White silverballi is the commercial name for the timber of a tree (Ocotea kanaliculata), growing in the Amazon basin. Its habitat stretches form Brazil, to Colombia, and Guyana. This wood is more and more exported to Qatar.
Select Quality greenheart undressed sawnwood top end FOB prices fell slightly from US$1,230 to US$954 per cubic metre. Located on the northern coast of South America, Guyana is about the size of Great Britain. One of the world's last intact tropical rainforests covers some 18.5 million hectares, about 87 percent of the country's land area. Guyana has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any country, with some 8,000 plant species, half of which are endemic.


"Over the past year, deforestation rates in Guyana have increased 300 percent," said Laura Furones of nonprofit watchdog organization Global Witness. Deforestation rates in Guyana have increased despite a 2009 agreement with the Norwegian government aimed at supporting forest protection to avert climate change.

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