Tag: hongmu

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Illegal trade still a major risk for endangered rosewoods

Since the listing of Siamese rosewood on Appendix II of CITES virtually all trade has been characterised by crime, fake and illegitimate permits, failures in permit verification and the killings of hundreds of illegal loggers and dozens of forest rangers. Despite this, significant risks of ongoing illicit trade persist

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Prohibited Permits

A briefing prepared for the 3rd Regional Dialogue on Preventing Illegal Logging and Trade in Siamese Rosewood. Despite some important reforms during 2016, significant risks of ongoing illegitimate trade in CITES-listed rosewood species persist - including for both Siamese rosewood and Burmese rosewood

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China’s Hongmu industry faces post-CITES challenges

Most Chinese were unaware that across the globe in Johannesburg, South Africa, decisions passed at an international convention meeting will have long lasting impact on many industries in China, including the Hongmu furniture industry producing luxury reproductions made from endangered tree species such as rosewood

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Good day for rosewoods as species get more protection

183 countries at the CITES 17th Conference of the Parties agreed to boost protection for dalbergia rosewoods. The Committee session introduced three separate Dalbergia proposals, all met with overwhelming support by the Parties which demonstrated a greater awareness of the threats posed by illegal logging and trade

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Cycles of Destruction

The expanding trade in hongmu (rare and valuable “red wood” used primarily for antique-style furniture in China) has driven successive boom and bust cycles all over the world, marked by unsustainable harvest, multiple legal violations (theft, smuggling, corruption) and violence in source countries