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PNG condemns logging project

Feature story | 15 May, 2002 at 0:00

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, has joined Greenpeace and landowners in condemning the destructive logging project Kiunga Aiambak.

Ecoforestry: an alternative for Papua New Guinean forest communities

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 30 July, 2013 1 comment

Since 2011, the people of Papua New Guinea have been waiting for the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Special Agriculture and Business Leases (SABLs). In the meantime, logging companies have been fast-tracking the harvesting...

Greenpeace highlights illegal logging as EU prepares to vote on new laws

Press release | 3 September, 2008 at 0:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have today stopped the loading of timber, from a logging concession riddled with illegalities, onto the log ship Harbour Gemini in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The timber was bound for China, a key...

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

The Untouchables - Rimbunan Hijau's world of forest crime & political patronage

Publication | 3 February, 2004 at 0:00

Rimbunan Hijau (RH) dominates the logging industry in Papua New Guinea and has interests in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Malaysia, Vanuatu, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia, making it one of the world's largest forest destroyers. Many of these...

Still hope for PNG's forests

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 17 December, 2012 1 comment

With logging and clearing for oil palm threatening many forests in Papua New Guinea, some communities are still standing strong and protecting their forests. This week I've been out with a Greenpeace team filming and photographing...

Forest Crime File: Corporate Crimes

Publication | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

Forest Crime File explores the need for an international instrument on corporate accountability and liability. States are ultimately responsible for public welfare, and they must not abdicate this responsibility to the private sector.

Millions of hectares of customary land stolen for logging

Blog entry by Paul Winn | 30 July, 2012 2 comments

A massive land grab has occurred in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the impact on communities across the country has been devastating, a new Greenpeace Australia Pacific report has revealed. PNG is a nation rich in forests, which have...

Taking action to protect forests in Papua New Guinea

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 24 October, 2011 2 comments

A major scandal involving the destruction of forests and the abuse of human rights is rapidly unfolding in my country. Right now, I am on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the heart of it. This morning, activists painted "stop the...

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