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Zambia: Announce a Zero Export Quota Now
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)'s recently released report and video on its investigation into the "Mukula Cartel" has received widespread attention from Zambian citizens and international media. While high-ranking officials dismissed this investigation into Zambia's timber trafficking networks allegedly involving high-level politicians--including President Edgar Lungu and his daughter Tasila--they nevertheless reaffirmed their commitment to combat the illegal trade in mukula, a valuable and threatened species of rosewood, and to protect Zambian forests. With the recent protection granted to mukula under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Zambian government has a unique opportunity to transform their recent words into action and make these commitments count: by instituting an immediate zero export quota on mukula and informing all CITES-Parties of their decision. Read more.
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Mukula Cartel - A cutting and debarking site for Mukula trees in Zambia
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- 5 December 2019
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