Saving the Island in the Sky: the plight of the Mount Mulanje cedar Widdringtonia whytei in Malawi

@article{Bayliss2007SavingTI,
  title={Saving the Island in the Sky: the plight of the Mount Mulanje cedar Widdringtonia whytei in Malawi},
  author={Julian Bayliss and Steve Makungwa and Joy Eliza Hecht and David Nangoma and Carl Bruessow},
  journal={Oryx},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={64 - 69}
}
The Endangered Mulanje cedar Widdringtonia whytei, endemic to the Mount Mulanje massif in Malawi, has undergone a drastic decline due to increased fire incidence and illegal logging. Valued for its fine timber, attractive fragrance, and pesticide-resistant sap, the tree has been regarded as highly desirable since its discovery in the late 19th century. Because of its steep slopes and isolated high altitude plateau, Mount Mulanje is also a refuge for a number of other endemic plant species. The… 
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