Is rosewood business "Illegal" in Madagascar ?

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When a country is completely submerged in the corruption, it becomes difficult to separate the legal and illegal. The rosewood should not be a legal business, but when you follow the news papers releases with the number of the high official personalities involved in that dark business, difficult to say that it’s not legal. The intensive exploitation of the Madagascar rosewood started his seventh year. Local environmental organizations are visibly loosing the fight. The businessmen are stronger and well protected. To survive, the environmental activists speak less than before. Some international group continues investigating in Madagascar but we do not really know what impact that can have in the ground. This is one of the several examples: http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/01/24/bolabola-le-bois-qui-sa...