x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 September 2017

Ancient frankincense trade could disappear as last wild forests come under threat - in pictures

The last intact wild frankincense forests on Earth are under threat as prices have shot up in recent years with the global appetite for essential oils. Overharvesting has led to the trees dying off faster than they can replenish, putting the ancient resin trade at risk. All photos: Jason Patinkin / AP