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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.
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