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Papua New Guinea
Photo by Annie Prutzman
Papua New Guinea's (PNG) rainforests comprise one of the last major tropical rainforest wildernesses in the world. About 80 percent of Papua New Guinea?-131,000 square miles?-is covered by rainforest; more than half of this area is designated to be logged. The last decade has seen a major increase in industrial logging in PNG, including widespread illegal logging. Export-based logging by Asian transnational logging companies has increased dramatically. [more]

Papua New Guinea Links:

  • An Overview of Malaysian Logging Companies - Greenpeace report on the role of Malaysian logging companies' operations in Malaysia, Guyana, Suriname, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Cambodia.
  • Certification Information: Papua New Guinea - Progress of forestry certification in Papua New Guinea.
  • Conservation Melanesia, Inc. - Protects Papua New Guinea's natural and cultural heritage for the future and improve the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Copper Mining in West Papua - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment - An environmental and social impact assessment of Logging Operations in the Vanimo Timber Area, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.
  • Forest Loss in Papua New Guinea - Report from the Underlying Causes Initiative workshop.
  • Forests Monitor: Papua New Guinea - Maps and background on logging concessions in PNG.
  • Mining in Papua New Guinea - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Ok Tedi Pages - Information on the Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea.
  • Papua New Guinea Rainforest Portal  Editor's Pick  - This site documents efforts to conserve the rainforests, biodiversity and indigenous cultures of Papua New Guinea, one of the last great tropical wildernesses on the Planet.
  • Village Development Trust - An indigenous Papua New Guinea group that works in the fields of eco-forestry and conservation, empowering villagers to manage their own resources in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

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