About the authors and the committee.
Mark W. Roberts is a lawyer. He has been working for several years for EIA inquiring on Madagascar rosewood. He knows CITES better than his personal pocket.
Esq. 122 Kirkland Drive, Stow, MA 01775 USA
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Derek Schuurman is a conservationist and activist. He has been writing about Madagascar and its rosewood crisis for over a decade. He is based in London, UK.
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Lucienne Wilmé is a Madagascar-based researcher and conservationist. She has been compiling numbers and plotting graphs for over a decade on this topic.
World Resource Institute Madagascar.
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Patrick O. Waeber is a researcher and conservationist. He has been documenting the Madagascar rosewood trade since the frenzy years of the early 2010s together with the members of the committee.
BFH-HAFL (Länggasse 85, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland),
ETHZ (Universitätstrasse 16, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland)
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Committee to Protect Madagascar’s Rosewoods and Ebonies is a lose network of researchers, conservationists, activists, who believe that natural resources and richess deserve advocacy. This network has been documenting the Madagascar rosewood trade and trafficking since the late 2000s.
Here some landmark contributions documenting the rosewood trade:
The Madagascar rosewood massacre, by Schuurman and Lowry, 2009
Madagascar rosewood, illegal logging and the tropical timber trade, by Innes, 2010
Rosewood of Madagascar: Between democracy and conservation, by Randriamalala and Liu, 2010
Uplisting of Malagasy precious woods critical for their survival, by Waeber et al., 2019
The elephant in the room: Madagascar's rosewood stocks and stockpiles, by Wilmé et al., 2020
Image: rosewood stockpiles in the 2000s. Wikimedia Commons.