Baku trees are protected by law in Côte d'Ivoire, and due to the problem of overexploitation of timbers, Ghana and Liberia have imposed bans on the exporting of baku in log form (8) (9). Despite these measures, improved regulation of the timber trade is still urgently required (2). It has been recommended that re-planting in Liberia is necessary to prevent this species’ extinction (8), and in all areas in which it is harvested, certified sustainable forest management to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards are required (2). The Global Trees Campaign was set up with the aim of saving the world’s most threatened tree species, of which baku is one of, and as a result, Flora and Fauna International is currently working in Liberia, with local and international partners, to improve the basis for the conservation and sustainable management of forests (2). Hopefully, through the provision of information, and the encouragement and support of sustainable-use operations (2), valuable and beautiful trees such as the baku can be conserved.