Red sandalwood, teak wood worth Rs 3 cr seized from Chakan

Red sandalwood

Red sanders or red sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santalinus) is a rare and and precious wood found only in India. It grows naturally in Seshachalam hill ranges in Kadapa, Chittoor and Nellore districts on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

It is an endangered species, protected under Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora list, export and import of which got banned in 1994.

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