I tried to post this last night, but the IRD site froze up on me. Very strange.
The article seems to lump "fingerboard" in with "neck". One of the pictures does look like a guitar neck and headstock with rather dark wood, but I have never seen or heard of a guitar neck being made completely out of rosewood; just the fingerboard/fretboard.
Anyway, as I have been pointing out in another thread, depletion of resources can end up being a big bummer - for both the earth and humans. Interesting info on the CITES link, though a bit confusing:
The reason for the billion-dollar demand for rosewood - and the subsequent trafficking - has less to do with musical instruments and much more to do with furniture.
In particular, China’s high-end furniture market created enormous demand that led to severe deforestation of several Dalbergia species in Thailand, Vietnam, and several other countries.
Not all Dalbergia species are threatened by the furniture boom. But rather than train border officials across the world how to identify the nuanced differences between them - something that even experts struggle with at times - the participants of the CITES conference decided to create a blanket regulation on the entire genus of Dalbergia wood.
What This Will Look Like In Reality
The number of musical instruments containing some amount of rosewood, cocobolo, bubinga or kosso that cross international borders each day is staggering.
If the musical instruments crossing borders is "staggering", is the furniture usage "ultra-staggering" by comparison? And didn't China ever hear about IKEA?