ghana forest

Illegal Rosewood trade increased after CITES listing

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.

Ipe tree in Brazil

Withdrawal of Ipe CITES proposal #49 from CoP18 – more risk for buyers?

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.