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Illegal Logging of Hardwood in DRC and Its Trading in China (Video) 

Illegal Logging of Hardwood in DRC and Its Trading in China (Video) 

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08/16/2016 
Pterocarpus tinctorius, or Mukula tree, is a rare and slow-growing hardwood unique to southern and central Africa. Mukula has been illegally logged and traded from Zambia and DRC to China for the last decade, feeding the increasing demand of "rosewood" in the Chinese market.
Chinese photographer Lu Guang traveled to Katanga province in the DR Congo as well as eastern China documenting the expanding Mukula industry. The project, commissioned by Greenpeace, follows its supply chain from the DRC, where it’s used for traditional medicine, dye, and a source of pollen for bees used in honey production—to processing centers in China and upscale furniture showrooms. 
In original language: 
刚果金非法硬木砍伐(视频素材) 
染料紫檀,或称穆库拉树是一种生长于南部及中部非洲独特、罕见、多年生的阔叶树种。过去十年间,大量穆库拉树从赞比亚、刚果金经非法砍伐、贸易,出口到中国,以满足中国市场对于“紫檀”庞大的需求量。
中国摄影师卢广前往刚果金的加丹加省以及中国西部记录下日益壮大的穆库拉树产业。绿色和平发起项目,追踪这条产业的供应链,从刚果金开始到中国的加工中心,再到国内高端家具样品间。穆库拉树在当地一直以来是作为传统药材及染料,也是当地蜜蜂采蜜的主要来源,后期会经过加工制成蜂蜜制品。 
18 August, 2016 
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