An article in National geographic on 16th August focuses on Guatemala and says that durable, fragrant rosewood, used to make furniture and musical instruments, is the world’s most trafficked wild product by value and volume. So coveted is rosewood that it’s now the world’s most trafficked wild product by value or volume — more than ivory, rhino horn, and pangolin scales combined. According to Interpol, timber trafficking is valued at between $30 billion and $100 billion a year and accounts for 15% to 30% of the global timber trade.
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