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Exposed: The Gambia's Blood Wood Trafficking

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)'s three-year investigation into the Senegal-Gambia-China rosewood traffic uncovered unprecedented evidence on a series of major forest crimes. EIA's new report, Cashing-In On Chaos, which focuses on Senegal and The Gambia, conclusively establishes links between timber trafficking controlled by Senegalese armed rebels; the decade-long smuggling of an estimated 1.6 million trees from Senegal to The Gambia; and the illegal re-export of the disappearing rosewood trees to China, in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  Read more

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)'s three-year investigation into the Senegal-Gambia-China rosewood traffic uncovered unprecedented evidence on a series of major forest crimes.

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