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Madagascar: 2.200 logs of rosewood seized and a suspicious boat flees




Madagascar: 2.200 logs of rosewood seized and a suspicious boat flees
A significant amount of rosewood (2200 logs), ready to be exported, took place last Friday on private property in the town of Ampahana in the extreme north-east of Madagascar.

In the collimator of the authorities, a ship flying the flag of Madagascar, suspected of illegally transporting rose wood fled

Wednesday afternoon from her home port of Tamatave, in the east of the Big Island, as indicated by the site lexpressmada.com.
 
Rosewood, protected and endangered species, is at the heart of an illicit traffic to Asia, despite the ban on logging and formulated export by decree and promulgated since 2010 on the Big Island.
 
A lucrative market that generates huge profits for traffickers, with a pound of precious wood pulls around 500 dollars (377 euro).



Fabrice François


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