Rosewood is used to make traditional Chinese furniture costing up to $1m © Winai Tepsuttinun -
Rosewood is used to make traditional Chinese furniture costing up to $1m © Winai Tepsuttinun -

'Institutionalised rosewood trafficking' in Ghana

1 August 2019

More than 540,000 tons of rosewood has been illegally harvested and imported into China from Ghana since 2012 and it continues to be imported despite new bans on harvest and trade, according to a report.

This week Ghana is hosting delegates from throughout West Africa at a meeting organized by the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States to discuss the rosewood crisis.

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