Illicit Mahogany Exported From Peru in 2005

in Environmental Threats

Cables released by Wikileaks revealed that the Peruvian Government knew that between 70 to 90 percent of all mahogany exported from Peru in 2005 was illegally logged. Most of the exports were destined for the United States.

Source: Catherine de Lange, “Wikileaks reveals endangered hardwood on sale in US,” New Scientist, March 8, 2011.

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