31 Jan '16, 8pm

China destroys forests in Asia for Rosewood. #BoycottMadeInChina #BoycottChina Click>https://t.co/FYFoHtMZZc

China is the largest global consumer of rosewood and skyrocketing demand over the past decade and a half is having serious repercussions for some of the world’s most endangered old-growth forests and local forest communities. Rosewood imports into China increased some 1,250 percent since 2000 and were worth an estimated $2.6 billion between 2013 and 2014 alone, according to a new report from Washington, D.C.-based non-profit Forest Trends . Several species of rosewood, collectively known as hongmu , are prized by Chinese furniture manufacturers who use them to make products that are highly coveted status symbols. The majority of rosewood imports into China traditionally come from Southeast Asian countries like Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. But in 2014, when imports were at an all-time high, nearly half came from Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries, whereas th...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2015/12/chinas-demand-for-rosew...

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