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India's Red Sanders Wood declared endangered by IUCN | Information about Red Sanders

India's Red Sanders Wood declared endangered by IUCN

India's Red Sanders Wood declared endangered by IUCN, Information about Red Sanders
Red Sanders Wood declares endangered by IUCN

Red Sanders Wood declares endangered by IUCN


Red sanders are the most smuggled wood in India which is found only in the hilly region of Seshachalam and some adjoining areas in the whole world.

The region of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is its native place, that is, it is endemic to this region. Its smuggling continues in Seshachalam Hills and Nallamala Hills.

Its illegal smuggling is happening on a large scale in China, Japan, and other Southeast Asian countries.

India has also sought Interpol's help to deal with Red Sanders' smugglers; as such smugglers are engaged in smuggling this rare wood to India in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore, and Myanmar.

The Crime Investigation Department (CID), which is Interpol's nodal agency in Andhra Pradesh, has also tried to forge a cooperative alliance with Interpol on the issue. Interpol has also issued red corner notices for such smugglers.

Apart from this, Andhra Pradesh had also formed the Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force, so that illegal smuggling of it can be stopped.


Information about Red Sanders:

This wood is found in Palkonda, Cuddapah, Chittoor, Anantapur Prakasam, and Nellore all these areas.

A red sander is a non-fragrant variety of sandalwood i.e. sandalwood, it is found in dry deciduous forest.

It is found at an altitude of 500 feet to 3000 feet, the wood of Red Sanders takes 20 to 25 years to be used.


What are the main reasons Red Sanders is smuggled?

- Talking about the reasons for the smuggling of Red Sanders, its use,

- Cosmetics,

- Furniture making,

- Making medicines,

- And used as an aphrodisiac.

- In making musical instruments, especially in Japan,


How this illegal smuggling is going on in India, remains a matter of concern for the country regarding biodiversity. The Government of India should take more stringent steps keeping in mind the issues related to it.


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