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Jul112017

Timber Island: The Rosewood and Ebony Trade of Madagascar

Document (PDF: 2.3MB) by Cynthia Ratsimbazafy, David J. Newton and Stéphane Ringuet (November 2016). TRAFFIC. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1-85850-412-4. This report investigates how a combination of political instability, government mismanagement, a lack of forest operation controls and a failure to impose punitive penalties on well-known traffickers contributed to what was effectively zero control over the management of precious timber resources in Madagascar between March 2010 to March 2015.