1. Demand a complete scientific name and country of origin for all tropical woods purchased,
e.g., Common Name: Zebrawood/Zebrano, Sc. Name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis, Country of Origin: West Africa (identify the country if possible).
2. Consult the most respected and comprehensive worldwide list that ranks all species by degree of endangerment
from Low Risk to Critically Endangered. The IUCN Redlist is an excellent source:
3. I have included in my List of 100 Species the complete names, countries of origin, and IUCN rankings.