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Story Publication logo September 15, 2023

Video: Massive Traffic in Rosewood Between Mali and China; Senegal a Transit Country (French)


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Journalists look into rosewood trafficking in Senegal.

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This story excerpt was translated from French. To watch the original story video, visit Sen TV. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website. Our website is available in EnglishSpanishbahasa IndonesiaFrench, and Portuguese.

In 2021, a whistleblower warned of illegal rosewood trafficking in Mali, which involved shipments passing through Senegal en route to China. This whistleblower continues to track this thriving trade by identifying the trucks used to transport illegally harvested rosewood. He explained that his interest in investigating the matter was sparked when he witnessed powerful individuals destroying the forest out of greed. Typically, these Malian trucks would offload the wood in Dakar before shipping it to China.

Video by Bigué BOB, Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye, Youssouph Bodian, and Fatou Laye Mbaye. Senegal, 2023.

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