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.
Indonesian forestry authorities are reportedly investigating 18 companies they suspect of being involved in illegal logging and/or trade.
In one month, spanning December 2018 and January 2019, authorities in Indonesia have seized 384 containers of wood originating from the provinces of Papua and West Papua.
57 containers of Merbau wood, allegedly illegal, were seized in the Port of Makassar, Indonesia. The volume of wood is … More
40 containers of Merbau wood, allegedly illegal, were seized in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. The timber is said to have … More