A recent study in Ghana found a large increase in the illegal trade of Rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) after the species was listed on CITES Appendices II and III.
The withdrawal of the Ipe CITES proposal increases the likelihood that environmental NGOs take it upon themselves to regulate the trade of Ipe through the enforcement of timber trade regulations such as The Lacey Act, EU Timber Regulation, and others.
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On May 23, 2019 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will begin its annual meeting CoP18. At this meeting, it will be proposed that a group of tree species commercially referred to as Ipe, be included in the CITES species listing (Appendix II).