16 Feb '12, 10pm

NGO: Thailand must list rosewood under CITES via @mongabay

Tropical ecologist: Australia must follow U.S. and EU in banning illegally logged wood (02/09/2012) Australia should join the widening effort to stamp out illegal logging, according to testimony given this week by tropical ecologist William Laurance with James Cook University. Presenting before the Australian Senate's rural affairs committee, Laurance argued that the massive environmental and economic costs of illegal logging worldwide should press Australia to tighten regulations against importing illegally logged timber at home. Caution urged in sale of Madagascar's illegal timber stockpiles (02/03/2012) Confiscated timber stocks in Madagascar must be managed in a "transparent manner" to deter future illegal logging and boosting demand for endangered rainforest timber, says a letter published by a coalition of NGOs. Madagascar interim president: sell rosewood stocks (11/...

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