They pay little for their produce, wild rubber, chicle, wild coffee.
The remedy lies in planting, in conjunction with the wild rubber forests.
Nothing is being done now to exploit these regions except as sources of wild rubber supply.
At present the only plantation rubber which wild rubber has to fear is the Para that comes from the Eastern plantations.
Awnings of cloth, cunningly treated with the juice from the bark of the wild rubber tree, protected them from the rain.