I recently stumbled across this Good Wood Guide, and I searched on some of the species that I know are used here (I'm working in Dubai)....
Meranti in my experience is the most widely used timber here, yet is ranked as a "bad" wood (all known supplies are from illegal and/or destructive logging) - yikes!!
Teak is ranked as slightly better, yet it's so expensive here....I know that most of my clients prefer the cheaper options. Bamboo is a "good" wood, but I only know of this available as a decking timber.
Any thoughts on this? Are better woods available here? What are we doing to encourage our clients and suppliers to consider the "good" alternatives?
Best wishes to all,