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Madagascar Rosewood, Illegal Logging and the Tropical Timber Trade

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dc.contributor.author Innes, John L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T15:16:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-05T15:16:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6665
dc.description.abstract "Although deforestation rates in the tropics are reportedly slowing, the loss of both forest area and forest quality remains a significant issue for many countries. This is particularly true of Madagascar, where recent government instability has enabled a significant increase in the incidence of illegal logging of Dalbergia species from National Parks such as Marojejy and Masoala. The logs are exported with relative ease as export permits are being made available. While attempts have been made to improve the management of tropical forests, in 2005, the International Tropical Timber Organization considered that only 7% of tropical production forests were being managed sustainably. Given the challenges associated with halting illegal logging at source, emphasis has shifted to the control of the trade in forest products. The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species provides a mechanism to restrict such trade, but the Madagascan Dalbergia species are not listed. In the USA, the recent amendments to the ‘Lacey Act’ could provide a significant disincentive to the import of illegally logged wood products, but it remains to be seen whether this Act can be enforced effectively." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.subject logging en_US
dc.subject CITES en_US
dc.title Madagascar Rosewood, Illegal Logging and the Tropical Timber Trade en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Madagascar en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Madagascar Conservation and Development en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 6-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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