A Special Action Team of the State Forestry Department recently seized 82kg of agarwood and detained a suspect during a raid on a house at Jalan Dominic
Police have investigated into an accusation that some Songkhla forest officials might have switched seized agarwood in their custody.
Sabah's Chief Conservator of Forests, Datuk Sam Mannan, has issued a fresh warning against stealing agarwood, saying his department will not hesitate..
Two travellers who illegally exported agarwood on December 28 and 31, 2017, have been convicted and sentenced at Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Court.
Mr. Hannigan also said that PT Gaharu Kapita Indonesia is currently looking to expand into the Indonesian cities of Surabaya, Medan and Balikpapan on the Island of Borneo, where the company also plans to have additional agarwood plantations. Agarwood, also known as Gaharu, Aloeswood and Eaglewood, is a resinous, fragrant and highly valuable heartwood produced by the Aquilaria tree.
Agarwood is the resinous heartwood formed in infected trees of the evergreen Aquilaria and Gyrinops tree families, native to southeast Asia.This precious wood and its oud oil have a deep spiritual history and significance, and they are mentioned in the oldest spiritual texts – the Sahih Muslim, the Charaka Samhita, the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, the Sushruta Samhita, Islamic scriptures and the Gospel.
Agarwood or Gaharu as it is known in many Asian countries is a resinous heartwood that sometimes occurs in trees belonging to the genus Aquilaria (Thymelaeceae family). Aquilaria is a fast-growing, archaic subtropical forest tree, with a population range stretching from South Asia’s Himalayan foothills, throughout Southeast Asia, and into the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.
According to Plantations International investment plans, prospective investors are not only guaranteed returns but also the corresponding number of trees as per one’s individual plan belongs to them. An initial minimum investment requirement is 100 trees. However, a potential investor can increase their outlay and Plantations International is equipped with the capacity of issuing suitable investment instruments to match this value.
Plantations International is very pleased to announce that through its fully owned Indonesian subsidiary PT Gaharu Kapita Indonesia has signed a 20 year collaboration agreement with the Instiper Agricultural Institute in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Camelina Sativa is a genus within the flowering plant family Brassicaceae. Camelina oil is an edible oil that comes from seeds of Camelina Sativa, commonly known as false flax. Camelina oil has been used in Europe and North America for a few centuries as an oilseed and for lighting lamps.