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Ebony is a dense black hardwood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the ... Many plectra, or guitar picks, are made from this black wood. ... In 2012, the Gibson Guitar company was raided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service ... Due to the high toxicity of ebony in powdered form, its use in construction work ...

www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Gibson-Comments-on-Department-of-Justice-Settlemen.aspx

Aug 6, 2012 ... This allows us to get back to the business of making guitars. .... Ebony Wood in Various Forms, Civ. ... 3:11-cv-00913, and (c) United States v.

www.fws.gov/international/permits/by-species/wood-and-other-tree-products.html

For additional information on this listing, please read this letter to U.S. timber importers ... by the International Wood Products Association (IWPA) and League of American ... URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7EXqrPNFFM&feature= youtu.be ... If you are exporting timber, please complete application form 3-200- 32 pdf ...

www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2011/08/31/140090116/why-gibson-guitar-was-raided-by-the-justice-department

Aug 31, 2011 ... The U.S. Justice Department won't comment about the case it's ... filed in June asserts Gibson's Madagascar ebony was contraband. ... of endangered wood to certify the legality of their supply chain all the way to the trees.

fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42067.pdf

Jan 14, 2014 ... U.S. conservation laws (such as the Lacey Act), however, have long ..... 15 See United States v. McNab ...... Ebony Wood in Various Forms, No.

www.finefurnituremaker.com/beautiful-wood

One of the fundamental joys of making beautiful wooden furniture is working with these ... It shows strong, generally straight grain in solid form, but in veneer form it can be very highly figured. .... In the USA the tulip tree is likely to be called poplar- though of different appearance to this species. ... Macassar ebony wood ...

www.justice.gov/opa/pr/gibson-guitar-corp-agrees-resolve-investigation-lacey-act-violations

Aug 6, 2012 ... “Gibson has ceased acquisitions of wood species from Madagascar and ... Madagascar's forests are home to many rare endemic species of plants and animals . ... and the export of any ebony products that were not in finished form. ... This case was investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with ...

www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/ebony

Ebony definition: Ebony is a very hard, heavy , dark-coloured wood. ... Learner EnglishAmericanLearner ... nounWord forms: plural ˈebonies ... any of various tropical and subtropical trees of the genus Diospyros, esp D. ebenum of S India, that .... Word Banks · Collins COBUILD · Collins ELT · Terms & Conditions · Contact us.

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Ebony definition, a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black, from various tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, as D. ebenum of southern ...