THE HAGUE, Netherlands If you think the problem of
endangered species is all about tigers, elephants and orangutans,
ask a violinist where he gets his bow.
The best violin bows are made from pau brasil, a tree from the
Brazilian rain forest that has been exploited for 500 years, and
was once so economically vital for the red dye it produced that it
gave its name to the only country where it grows.
Pau brasil is among dozens of plants and animals threatened with
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