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Ecoforestry in Papua New Guinea

Feature story | 30 July, 2013 at 7:00

The islands of Papua New Guinea are home to some of the most important – and most beautiful – tropical rainforests in the world. Does ecoforestry represent a viable option for the region’s forest communities and ecosystems?

Forest Solutions

Topic | 30 July, 2013 at 6:00

Forest solutions highlights positive stories from around the world to provide tangible solutions to global forest management issues.

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.

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...

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...

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...

China Forest Rescue Station

Background | 8 October, 2007 at 12:35

Every second tropical tree traded in the world is sent to China, where it is processed into cheap furniture, flooring and plywood for local use or for export to Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea.Much of the wood comes from the...

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...

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.

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