21 Dec '11, 3pm

Ecologists warn that Christmas staple frankincense is doomed | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Ecologists warn that Christmas staple frankincense is doomed | MNN - Mother Nature Network

"Current management of Boswellia populations is clearly unsustainable," said study researcher Frans Bongers of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. "Our models show that within 50 years, populations of Boswellia will be decimated, and the declining populations mean frankincense production is doomed. This is a rather alarming message for the incense industry and conservation organizations."

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/sto...

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