23 Aug '11, 12am

Madagascar may authorize exports of illegally-logged rosewood via @mongabay

Madagascar may authorize exports of illegally-logged rosewood via @mongabay

Endangered species trafficking: What did Gibson Guitar know? (07/07/2011) A motion filed last month by the U.S. Department of Justice alleges Gibson Guitar knew it was trafficking in endangered timber when it was busted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November 2009, reports the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Environmental groups deny 'conspiracy' claims by Madagascar's acting leader (02/03/2011) Two environmental groups investigating the illegal rosewood trade flatly rejected claims by Madagascar's acting president that they are involved in a campaign to undermine his rule. Andry Rajoelina, the former mayor of the capital city of Antananarivo who assumed power following civil strife in March 2009, claimed last month in an interview with Revue de l’océan Indien that the London-based Global Witness and the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Investigation...

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