Myanmar’s Rosewood Crisis

A briefing documenting how Myanmar’s precious rosewood trees face commercial extinction at the hands of China’s multi-billion dollar ‘hongmu’ reproduction furniture boom.

Myanmar’s Rosewood Crisis warns that if current trends persist unaddressed, the two most targeted hongmu species in Myanmar – tamalan and padauk – could be logged to commercial extinction within as little as three years.

We urge the Government of Myanmar to seek CITES Appendix III protection for its at-risk hongmu species.