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Vol 5 (AAC) No 11

Published 1st September 2012


Madagascar

Rogue rosewood exporters

A series of scandals about illegal timber exports increases pressure on the government to seek international protection for the country’s forests

Proof continues to mount about the role of Chinese business interests in the illegal trade of rosewood from Madagascar. Rosewood is harvested from protected areas in Madagascar and its harvesting and export were made illegal by Decree Number 2010-141 of 2010. Under international pressure to protect its forest, the Antananarivo government may push for protection from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in 2013. Researchers at Duke University in the United States say that eight Malagasy rosewood species could become extinct.

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