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The Siamese rosewood craze: for whom the bell tolls?

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK. In a glamorous hongmu showroom in Shanghai, streams of the bustling crowds slowed down to appreciate sets of exquisitely carved Siamese rosewood furniture. What attracted the potential hongmu consumers and investors, beyond the fine and delicate...
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Scientists call for an end to industrial use of primary forests

A new science-based coalition – IntAct (International Action for Primary Forests) is calling for an end to the industrial exploitation of earth’s remaining primary forests. The coalition is backed by leading international forest scientists and organisations in the fields of development and human...
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Thailand to start VPA negotiations with the EU

Thailand will soon begin negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union. Thailand is the fifth country in Asia to negotiate a VPA with the EU. As Thailand prepares, it has established a National FLEGT Negotiation Committee and officials of both sides have met informally...
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