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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Madagascar lifts rosewood ban. Or does it?

Madagascar lifts rosewood ban. Or does it?

Date : 29th February 2012, Source : Mongabay



Madagascar's transitional government lifted its ban on exports of rosewood, ebony and other precious wood last month, but the decision is now under review due to concerns about foreign dominance of the trade, say local sources. Environmentalists are nonetheless concerned that a loosening of restrictions on old-growth timber could ignite another logging frenzy in the country's rainforest parks, which are renowned for their biodiversity.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0229-rosewood_ban_lifted.html





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