Brazil's Historic Efforts to Save Mahogany

Feature story - August 2, 2002
In a historic and bold move, Brazil suspended its mahogany trade on December 5th, 2001, in response to an on-going Greenpeace investigation into rampant illegal practices in Brazil's mahogany trade.

Despite this suspension, some illegal mahogany was exported from Brazil to the U.S. and Europe. Greenpeace activists exposed these illegal shipments and governments around the world were forced to take action.

Read a timeline of events through August 2002.


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