Saturday, 26 September, 2020

The million-dollar trade in trafficked rosewood trees

The Rosewood tree is just one of the most trafficked species on earth.

When it’s lower it bleeds a blood pink sap.

Getting exhausted shares elsewhere, Chinese traders have turned to West Africa.

BBC Africa Eye are in Senegal in which it is illegal to fell or export a Rosewood tree. And however, we can reveal they are been logged and smuggled at an alarming amount.

From the forests of Casamance, as a result of the port of neighbouring Gambia and all the way on to China.

For a year BBC Africa Eye with Umaru Fofana has been investigating the million-greenback trade in trafficked rosewood.

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