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African Blackwood Conservation Project

This project is dedicated to the replanting and conservation of the African blackwood tree in Tanzania and to educating the public about the need for a program of conservation for this species.
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P.O. Box 26
Red Rock , TX 78662
Contact Person: James Harris
Phone: 830-839-4535
Fax: same by apptmt.
E-Mail: synergy@smithsys.net
Website: http://www.blackwoodconservation.org

Detailed Information:
The African blackwood tree is the premier wood in the world for the manufacture of woodwind musical instruments. It also is used for traditional African carvings and plays a vital role in the biodiversity of East Africa. Though various studies of the status of the species have been conducted, no program of direct action on its behalf has been initiated until the African Blackwood Conservation Project was founded in 1995. The project aims, through various fundraising efforts, to support the work of Tanzanian botanist Sebastian Chuwa in a program of tree replanting and local education to enlist the support of Tanzanian citizens to protect and practice a policy of wise sustainable use for this species.

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