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Friday, 13th June 2014

An Analysis of Trade in Five CITES-listed Taxa

Source: Chatham House
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This paper analyses trade in five timber-producing taxa listed in the appendices to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Ramin or Gonystylus spp. (Appendix II), Rosewood or Dalbergia spp. (various species in Appendices I, II and III), Mahogany or Swietenia macrophylla (Appendix II), Afrormosia or Pericopsis elata (Appendix II) and Red Cedar or Cedrela odorata (Appendix III). It provides an overview of the trade in these taxa during the last decade – both globally and into the European Union (EU) – as well as a snapshot of illegal trade.

The species under review are commodity timbers traded in high volumes (Afrormosia, Ramin, Mahogany, Red Cedar) and semi-precious or precious woods (Rosewoods) traded in smaller quantities. Trade in Afrormosia has declined during the last decade, although levels remain high. Trade in Ramin, Mahogany and Red Cedar has declined too, but there have been large spikes in trade in recent years, as evidenced by large trade volumes of Ramin reported in kg in 2007 and in m3 in 2008–09, of Mahogany in m3 in 2009–10 and of Red Cedar in m3 in 2010.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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