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Tree sleuths are using DNA tests and machine vision to crack timber crimes

Red sap spurts into the air as a Malagasi worker cuts deep into a precious rosewood tree in a national park in Madagascar.

In 2016, the CITES treaty banned trade in many types of rosewood — including species from Madagascar. Credit: Toby Smith/EIA

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Nature 568, 19-21 (2019)


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  • Correction 08 April 2019: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong location for the Environmental Investigation Agency.


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