1. What does one understand by the means "tropical wood" ?


By the means tropical wood there is bundled the large group of sorts of wood that stem from the tropic and subtropic forest parts of Africa, South- and Central America, especially out of the so called rain forest.
 
2. One should not use tropical wood for saving the rain forest ?


No, it's just the opposite. The rain forest will only be to save, if the forest is managed in a smart manner.
If no one will buy tropical wood, the tropic forest, in the eyes of the inhabitants, will lose it's worth. The native forest- and wood management for the further use of the forest can then not be maintained.
For millions of people living in these areas there will vanish a very important source of life income.
 
3. What about the destruction of the tropical forest ?
What does it mind us ?

The ongoing destruction of tropical forest areas is a large oecological problem not only for the affected countries themselves, but for us all. The rain forest has an influence on the global climate as well as on the global weather conditions.
The destruction of the rain forest will lead to momentous environmental disasters in these regions with worldwide effects. In addition to this, the rain forest is the largest genetic reservoir of the earth with an extraordinary amount of different species.
The maintainance should be something that is in the interest of all of us by heart.
 


Preserve the tropical forest

FAQ Tropical wood

Questions and Answers
concerning tropical wood

 

 

To preserve the tropical wood

" The tropical forest is only to preserve, if the forest is managed in a smart manner.

If no one will buy tropical wood, the tropical forest in the eyes of the inhabitants, will lose it's worth.

The native forest- and wood management for the further use of the forest can then not be maintained.

For millions of people living in these areas there will vanish a very important source of life income."

 

FAQ - Tropical wood

4. Why do we use tropical wood, we have enough native wood in our countries by ourselves ?


A lot of tropical woods inherit qualities that other species of wood do simply not have.

They are used because of their hardness, of their weather stability and because they are form stable. They are liked because they are just beautiful, of their nice grain or their colour. For a certain use, you simply cannot, or it is very difficult to replace tropical wood by another sort of wood.




5. Do I have to have pangs of conscience if I buy something made out of tropical wood ?


No, not at all.

Who uses high quality tropical wood intelligently, will preserve the tropical forest and has not to have pangs of conscience.

The destruction of the rain forest is the result of other causes.

The misery and the amount of food for a population explosionary growing, that forces one to change the region into agricultural crop land by slashing and burning.

And the big need of fire wood, as a sign for a lack of energy, just to mention some reasons.

 
6. One says the destruction of the tropical forest is the effect of an overload of exporting wood ?

Most people do have a totally wrong image of the importance of the tropical wood export.
In reality the export is playing an inferior role.

80% of the slashed tropical wood are used by the producing countries themselves, only 20% are exported and 0,7% to Germany.