Exploiting African Sandlewood

Here is a link to a very interesting article on the exploitation of African Sandlewood (Osyris lanceolata). In our area smuggling Sandlewood has become a big business with many chiefs other politicians involved. In the article you can find a hotline which can be used to report incidents of theft of this rapidly dwindling resource.
http://www.kenyaforests.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71&Itemid=87
Here is a photo of a plant i encountered on a recent walking safari:
sandlewood

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