Belize Rosewood Listed On CITES list of engangered woods

Posted on March 15, 2013 • Filed under: Belize, Enviromental Issues

Hon. Lisell Alamilla – Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development
“Yes, it includes the rosewood found in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. It is something that is important for the region, because what has been happening in regards to rosewood is happening in Nicaragua. It’s happening in Mexico; Guatemala faced it a few years ago, and we, as you know, have been facing it in the past few years. This is an issue that is happening globally. That is why all the rose wood species; really across the world have been listed on appendix 2, because the demands especially from China for this valuable resources is contributing to high deforestation rates.” Read Article

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