Due to historically unsustainable harvesting practices and exploitation in the past, the export of certain Ebony Wood species is currently banned. The international union for conservation of nature and natural resources shows that most ebony tree species are now protected to prevent extinction. The trade of Ebony wood is now highly controlled under the convention on international trade for endangered species, wild fauna and flora, an international trade agreement designed to protect species that are depleted by export.
We probably know what you are thinking, what other wood is that protected if it wasn't that important? Well, it is called a million dollar tree! In addition to its value, the symbolism and spirituality behind the wood makes it all worth it. Ebony is a symbol of power, purity, balance, protection and look for Pagans. They believe this particular tree amplifies magnetic energy.
You know what? It's great to see people becoming more eco-conscious and caring for our planet’s forests, natural resources and species. It’s crucial to leave unsustainable harvesting practices. For example, there is fantastic work being done to preserve a beautiful Ebony tree forest in the Mauritius. When buying an item that is made of Ebony wood, make sure that it’s reclaimed or sustainably sourced.