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BAN-boozled: New Report Exposes Institutionalized Timber Trafficking in Ghana

Author:
EIA-US
Publisher:
Environmental Investigation Agency [EIA-US] (Washington, DC)
Publication Date:
30 July 2019
Tags:
Ghana, Asia, Australia, and Africa, Corruption, Economy, Business and Finance, Environment

This EIA investigation found that despite a 5th generation ban placed on the harvest and trade of rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) in Ghana in March 2019 and a CITES appendix II listing that came into force in January 2017, massive illegal logging and export of Ghanaian rosewood to China continues unabated and with impunity.


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