The mukula wood value chain: Preserving livelihoods and landscapes

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The illegal trade in rosewood is a lucrative business affecting much of Southeast Asia and parts of Africa and South America. Demand started to increase in West Africa 10 years ago and exports soared from zero to hundreds of millions of dollars. The exploitation of the red-hued hardwood, which is often used in furniture making, is causing environmental and socioeconomic hardship.

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