Ghana's government has placed a total ban on the harvesting, processing and export of rosewood with immediate effect. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has directed the Forestry Commission to stop processing export permits for rosewood. The Ministry has indicated that ‘salvage permits’ would be issued for rosewood log stocks. Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, said the ban was to eliminate illegal activities that were endangering the species, especially in northern Ghana. The minister said the illegal felling of rosewood had become ...
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