"Gabon president Ali Bongo promise not to put your fingers in between when it turns out who is behind that 353 of the containers with large amounts of protected rosewood has disappeared. The timber is worth the equivalent of just over sek 2.3 billion."
"It may take the rare trees of 500 years to grow to its full length of 40 metres. The wood is extremely hard and very hot and sought-after in several asian countries."
"In February and march found and seized authorities 392 containers with 5 000 cubic metres of illegally felled rosewood in the port of Owendo – but at the end of april was suddenly 353 of the containers away."
"the Forestry industry is very important in the central african Gabon."