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Burmese Teak

Photo: Burma supplies 80 percent of the world's teak and in 1983 exported more than 100 million dollars worth of hardwoods, mostly teak
A bullock team shoulders teak logs, weighing as much as 4 tons (3,629 kilograms) each, onto a cart in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). Many governments have banned Burmese teak, but the country still supplies an estimated 75 to 80 percent of the world's teak. Slash-and-burn harvesting threatens to wipe out forests there.
Photograph by James L. Stanfield

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