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Our legacy in Lake Murray

Feature story | 26 May, 2006 at 2:00

After three months, our Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) in remote Papua New Guinea has come to an end.

The first shipment of eco

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 2:00

The first shipment of eco-timber from Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea, sets off. Greenpeace and other organisations has spent the past three months in PNG, training Lake Murray landowners to start a small-scale, community -run eco-timber business.

The Fly River

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:30

The Fly River, near Lake Murray in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The run-off from destructive and illegal logging pollutes these waterways.

Beautiful Lake Murray

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:27

Beautiful Lake Murray, in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The forests in this region are under threat from illegal and destructive logging.

A dramatic view of the sky and Lake Murray

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:24

A dramatic view of the sky and Lake Murray.

Collecting wood to build a house in Kubut

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:22

Collecting wood to build a house in Kubut Village.

Men from the Catfish Clan navagate through

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:19

Men from the Catfish Clan navagate through reeds as they depart for a hunting camp on the banks of Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

A boy from the Catfish clan with a praying

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:17

A boy from the Catfish clan with a praying mantis on his head in Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

A baby sits on his mother's lap while she

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:14

A baby sits on his mother's lap while she weaves a traditional basket. Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea -

Villagers await the arrival of a small plane

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:11

Villagers await the arrival of a small plane at Lake Murray's airstrip.

A flower in Kubut Village

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:09

A flower in Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea

Men chop down a tree chosen as suitable for

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 10:42

Men chop down a tree chosen as suitable for canoe making. Boats are the main form of transport in the Lake Murray region.

GFRS volunteer Anne Klaasen

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 10:30

GFRS volunteer Anne Klaasen, from The Netherlands, poses in a canoe on Lake Murray. The pictured was published used in a photo spread in a Dutch magazine.

Foresters work on establishing a baseline

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:51

Foresters work on establishing a baseline at Mumus camp. From the baseline, the foresters sample the harvestable trees in a small portion of the forest management area. This sample of between 1-5% of the area gives a good picture of the variety...

Japanese volunteer Yu Shirai (r) and Dutch

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:46

Japanese volunteer Yu Shirai (r) and Dutch volunteer Klaas De Jong hug a tree as they help out with forest demarcation in Mumus, by measuring the diameter of a tree.

Sago leaves silhoueted against the sky at

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:42

Sago leaves silhoueted against the sky at Mumus, Lake Murray

Volunteers travel around Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:37

Volunteers travel around Lake Murray, to assist in the boundary marking of tribal land. The Global Forest Rescue Station began after Lake Murray landowners invited Greenpeace and our partners to help set up sustainable ecoforestry practices in...

Meal preparation at Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 9:13

Meal preparation at Lake Murray. Sago, taro, and fruits are all harvested from the 'forest supermarket'. Protein is acquired by hunting wild pigs, birds, wallabies and deer. Fish are caught from the lake. When the villagers have money, rice,...

Jammy shows off a tasty snack

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 9:08

Jammy shows off a tasty snack - sago grubs. Sago forms a staple part of the Lake Murray diet.

Children playing on the shore of Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:58

Children playing on the shore of Lake Murray. Eco-forestry initiatives in the region will help pay for the education of these youngsters.

Villagers carry parts of a mobile saw mill

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:55

Villagers carry parts of a mobile saw mill. The portable mill will be used by the Lake Murray tribes who are preparing to start their own eco-forestry business.

People travel on a canoe at sunset

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:52

People travel on a canoe at sunset, near the Ogia village. Some clans have a motor boat. Most families build their own dug-out canoe.

Jammy carries a wild pig

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:42

Jammy carries a wild pig. The people of Lake Murray region live a largely subsistence lifestyle, hunting and gathering food and growing their own sago crop.

Slice of paradise arrives in Japan

Feature story | 11 May, 2006 at 10:25

First we intercepted the MV Ardhianto when it was loading a thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood in Sorong harbour, Papua. Today, as the ship prepared to unload a slice of the Paradise Forests in Yokohama harbour, Japan, our...

Campaigners Hapsoro and Yuka Ozaki bear witness

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 10:14

Campaigners Hapsoro and Yuka Ozaki bear witness as the MV Ardhianto unloads its cargo of plywood from the Paradise Forests. The company involved in this protest, Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI), is being investigated by the Indonesian government...

The MV Ardhianto unloading one thousand cubic

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 10:07

The MV Ardhianto unloading one thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood from the Paradise Forests. Japan is the world’s largest importer of Indonesian plywood. Much of this plywood is used in construction and is thrown away once it...

Activists ask a pertinent question as the

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 9:58

Activists ask a pertinent question as the MV Ardhianto unloads plywood from the Paradise Forests ion to the dock at Yokohama harbour.

Local land owners attend a meeting on Forest

Image | 10 May, 2006 at 7:16

Local land owners attend a meeting on Forest Management, Lake Murray area, PNG

Local land owners

Image | 10 May, 2006 at 7:09

Local land owners, Greenpeace activists and volunteers look at demarcation maps at the Global Forest Rescue Station.

A man builds a house with materials he collected

Image | 10 May, 2006 at 6:51

A man builds a house with materials he collected in the forest, wood and sago - the only thing he needed to buy were the nails.

Children walking through a village in Lake

Image | 10 May, 2006 at 2:00

Children walking through a village in Lake Murray. The income from community eco-forestry initiatives will help fund education in the region.

A Sunday basketball game in Lake Murray

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 7:30

A Sunday basketball game in Lake Murray

Building a house in Kubut Village out of

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 7:28

Building a house in Kubut Village out of hard wood beams.

Environmentalist and Chairman of Lake Murray

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 7:25

Environmentalist and Chairman of Lake Murray Resource Owners association Sep Galeva (right) looks at a new portable to be used in an eco-forestry projects on Lake Murray.

Men from the village of Aweikaimqassi work

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 7:19

Men from the village of Aweikaimqassi work together to prepare a freshly cut tree for milling on a portable sawmill, as part of a local eco-forestry project.

A Lesser Bird of Paradise on a branch

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 7:09

A Lesser Bird of Paradise on a branch, displaying its yellow and white tail feathers

Sep Galeva

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:55

Sep Galeva, head of Lake Murray's Kuni tribe, with two of his children. Sep invited Greenpeace to the area to help tribes mark out their customary land. His message to his people is this: "Let’s stand together and protect our forest for the...

A cassowary visits a Lake Murray village

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:42

A cassowary visits a Lake Murray village

a boy from Kubut Village

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:39

a boy from Kubut Village, Lake Murray, swimming in the lake.

Village boys watch a demonstration of a mobile

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:35

Village boys watch a demonstration of a mobile saw mill. The village received the mill as part of the Global Forest Rescue Station project.

Men from the Lake Murray community attend

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:31

Men from the Lake Murray community attend a meeting about forest issues.

Papuans get a first hand view of the bridge

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 2:00

Papuans get a first hand view of the bridge of Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, which sailed into the Indonesian province of Papua for the first time on 14 March 2006. The Warrior is on a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last...

Goldman Awards

Press release | 24 April, 2006 at 2:00

A Papua New Guinean lawyer and a Brazilian activist are among six people to have been named as winners of the world’s top grassroots environmental award, in recognition of their work to protect some of the last ancient forests on earth.

Photos and Videos

Background | 13 April, 2006 at 5:30

Industrial logging threat looms large over rainforest Eden

Press release | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

A new detailed map (1) - released by Greenpeace and Forest Watch Indonesia today - reveals plans to cut down as much as 35% (29 million hectares) of New Guinea Island's rainforest, the 'Eden' where scientists recently discovered a host of new...

Protected Areas Financing

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 16:20

We cannot afford more Biodiversity Loss: the urgency of protected area financing. A report Commissioned by Greenpeace International Dec 2005

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: the untouchable God of Indonesian ancient forest destruction

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 12:01

This crime file focusses on logging companies such as Kayu Lapis Indonesia, which operate with total disregard of Indonesia’s logging laws. Companies like this are destroying Indonesia’s ancient forests at an alarming rate.

A child and hunting dog in a Lake Murray

Image | 11 April, 2006 at 3:00

A child and hunting dog in a Lake Murray hut. The people of Lake Murray live a laregly traditional life, but do buy household essentials when they can afford it.

A boy climbing on a tree branch on the shores

Image | 11 April, 2006 at 3:00

A boy climbing on a tree branch on the shores of Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea. The income from eco-forestry will be used to help educate local children.

One of the many villages in Lake Murray in

Image | 11 April, 2006 at 3:00

One of the many villages in Lake Murray in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

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