THE COP OF THE TREES
WWF will be advocating for adoption of proposals to add the following groups of tree species to Appendix II:
- From Latin America: ipé and cumaru;
- From Africa: padauk, pod mahoganies and African mahoganies.
All of these species are currently being harvested at unsustainable levels and Appendix II would be a first step towards rectifying this.
BLOG: The plunder of Madagascar’s forests
The over-harvesting of timber, illegal logging and weak governance are decimating Madagascar’s forests.
Read this blog by (Colman O Criodain, Head of Policy, WWF Wildlife Practice), to find out why WWF supports maintaining Madagascar's trade moratorium for rosewoods, palisanders and ebonies at the ongoing CITES CoP.