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Madagascar | Side-stepping CITES, government proposes using seized rosewood in domestic markets

Madagascar is the custodian of some of the world’s most valuable contraband: seized rosewood worth millions of dollars on the international market.

Since 2013, global trade in Malagasy rosewood has been banned under CITES, the international convention on the wildlife trade. Now, the African nation is proposing to use part of the seized timber domestically.

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