THE FIGHT TO PROTECT THE WORLD’S MOST TRAFFICKED WILD COMMODITY – ROSEWOOD

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.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/08/guatemala-fight-against-rosewood-trafficking

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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