The redwood trade has led to a decline in kosso populations in Mali’s southern forest regions, according to the EIA. Photo: Handout
The redwood trade has led to a decline in kosso populations in Mali’s southern forest regions, according to the EIA. Photo: Handout

Mali’s rosewood crisis ‘not happening in a vacuum’ – and China is a key buyer

  • Military coups and a jihadist insurgency have fuelled the illegal logging and export of the protected timber, according to EIA report
  • ‘A large portion’ of rosewood imported by China in the last five years is the product of illegal harvesting and export, it says

The redwood trade has led to a decline in kosso populations in Mali’s southern forest regions, according to the EIA. Photo: Handout
The redwood trade has led to a decline in kosso populations in Mali’s southern forest regions, according to the EIA. Photo: Handout
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