The New Zealand connection

Page - November 28, 2006
While the New Zealand Government has set a positive example by banning logging in old growth forests on public land, unfortunately it still allows imports of illegally logged timber from our Asian and Pacific neighbours.

Greenpeace Forest Crimes Unit and landowners from Papua New Guinea blockade the entrances of Auckland based timber company The LumberBank.

Greenpeace has discovered regular imports of illegal tropical rainforest timber, such as 'kwila', from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. The Auckland based company The LumberBank, a subsidiary of the notorious giant Malaysian logging company Rimbunan Hijau, is one of the main importers of illegal wood.

What can you do?

  • You can ask the New Zealand government to stop the importing of illegal wood - go to the what you can do page for more info.