U.S. Firm Fined Over Illegal Timber From Madagascar


Gibson Guitars was fined for its role in importing illegal timber from Madagascar that has seen an increase in logging of precious woods since the 2009 political crisis.

File photo: Fast paced illegal logging in Madagascar is causing environmental damage and contributing to climate change.

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