New report details global trade in illegal Amazon mahogany

Author: Greenpeace, Published on: 25 October 2001

Brazilian government suspends all mahogany logging and transport -...illegalities include logging in Indian lands, which is strictly prohibited...The mahogany is given the appearance of being legal by falsified paperwork, then is exported by these companies to international markets, predominantly in the USA and the UK, Netherlands and Germany. Just four importers - DLH Nordisk, Aljoma Lumber, J Gibson McIlvain Co Ltd and Intercontinental Hardwoods Inc accounted for more than two-thirds of the mahogany export trade from Moisés and Ferreira...Mahogany is used largely in luxury goods such as yachts, high-class furniture, musical instruments and coffins.

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Related companies: Aljoma Lumber Intercontinental Hardwoods