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The forests in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea are under threat from illegal, unsustainable logging. Already logging companies have acquired 70 per cent of the available forest resource in Papua New Guinea, threatening local forest communities who depend on the forests for food, clean water and medicine. Greenpeace launched the Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) when tribes from Lake Murray invited them to help protect their ancient forest. Volunteers from all over the world set about a boundary marking over 300,000 hectares of remote forest, declaring ownership and rights to the land passed down to the tribes through the generations. The landowners were then trained in forest management as they prepare to implement new eco-forestry businesses in the area.

Greenpeace document the traditions and lifestyle of indigenous people in a remote forest community. It is communities such as this one which suffer the social consequences of deforestation in the region. Logging perpetrates social problems such as poverty as local people are robbed of the valuable sources that they depend on for food, clean water and medicine. Already logging companies have acquired 70 per cent of the available forest resource in Papua New Guinea. At the request of locals, Greenpeace sets up the Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) to help the indigenous people with "boundary marking" to protect their homeland. This will give these people more control over their land and is part of a programme of community solutions work which also involves other initiatives such as implementing self-reliance and small-scale eco-enterprises so that locals can establish their own businesses in the area.
Cuscus Clan Woman
8 Oct, 2004
Cuscus Clan Woman
Cuscus Man building Hut
8 Oct, 2004
Cuscus Man building Hut
Local People
20 Feb, 2006
Local People
Restrictions apply
Housing on Lake Murray
20 Feb, 2006
Housing on Lake Murray
Lake Murray
20 Feb, 2006
Lake Murray
Fly River near Lake Murray
20 Feb, 2006
Fly River near Lake Murray
Lake Murray
20 Feb, 2006
Lake Murray
Catfish Clan in Canoe
20 Feb, 2006
Catfish Clan in Canoe
Lake Murray
20 Feb, 2006
Lake Murray
Lake Murray
20 Feb, 2006
Lake Murray
Catfish Clan in Canoe
20 Feb, 2006
Catfish Clan in Canoe
Man in Kayak
20 Feb, 2006
Man in Kayak
Lake Murray
20 Feb, 2006
Lake Murray
Local Government Council
Local Government Council
Catfish Clan
21 Feb, 2006
Catfish Clan
Hunter of Catfish Clan
21 Feb, 2006
Hunter of Catfish Clan
Forest Documentation Impacts of Logging (Papua New Guinea: 2006)
22 Feb, 2006
Forest Documentation Impacts of Logging (Papua New Guinea: 2006)
Installing Solar Panels
22 Feb, 2006
Installing Solar Panels
Portrait of Elderly Man
Portrait of Elderly Man
Child behind Pillar
22 Feb, 2006
Child behind Pillar
Local People in Kayak
22 Feb, 2006
Local People in Kayak
Restrictions apply
Hunter in Boat
22 Feb, 2006
Hunter in Boat
Child in Kubut Village
22 Feb, 2006
Child in Kubut Village
Restrictions apply
Village Life
22 Feb, 2006
Village Life
Butterfly
24 Feb, 2006
Butterfly
Greenpeace and Local Population
24 Feb, 2006
Greenpeace and Local Population
Greenpeace Volunteer Florian Asis Schultz
24 Feb, 2006
Greenpeace Volunteer Florian Asis Schultz
Global Forest Rescue Station
24 Feb, 2006
Global Forest Rescue Station
Catfish Clan Portrait
Catfish Clan Portrait
Scorpion
Scorpion
Greenpeace Forest Campaigner
24 Feb, 2006
Greenpeace Forest Campaigner
Tree Leaves
24 Feb, 2006
Tree Leaves
Traditional Dance
28 Feb, 2006
Traditional Dance
Mud Men
28 Feb, 2006
Mud Men
Traditional Mud Men Dance
28 Feb, 2006
Traditional Mud Men Dance
Traditional Mud Men Dance
28 Feb, 2006
Traditional Mud Men Dance
Boy with Mud Bodypaint
28 Feb, 2006
Boy with Mud Bodypaint
Restrictions apply
Boy with Mud Bodypaint
28 Feb, 2006
Boy with Mud Bodypaint
Restrictions apply
Tribesmen
28 Feb, 2006
Tribesmen
Traditional Papuan Dance
28 Feb, 2006
Traditional Papuan Dance
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
2 Mar, 2006
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
2 Mar, 2006
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
2 Mar, 2006
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
2 Mar, 2006
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint
On Board of the Rainbow Warrior
2 Mar, 2006
On Board of the Rainbow Warrior
Restrictions apply
On Board of the Rainbow Warrior
2 Mar, 2006
On Board of the Rainbow Warrior
Media Coordinator Michelle Thomas
2 Mar, 2006
Media Coordinator Michelle Thomas
Greenpeace Volunteers in Kubut Village
2 Mar, 2006
Greenpeace Volunteers in Kubut Village
Crocodile on Lake Murray
4 Mar, 2006
Crocodile on Lake Murray
Girl in Kayak
5 Mar, 2006
Girl in Kayak
Local in Palm Tree
5 Mar, 2006
Local in Palm Tree
Building a House
5 Mar, 2006
Building a House
Building a House
5 Mar, 2006
Building a House
Building a House
5 Mar, 2006
Building a House
Building a House
5 Mar, 2006
Building a House
Locals playing Basketball
5 Mar, 2006
Locals playing Basketball
Boy with Dog
5 Mar, 2006
Boy with Dog
Restrictions apply
Pig Nosed Turtle
6 Mar, 2006
Pig Nosed Turtle
Pig Nosed Turtle
6 Mar, 2006
Pig Nosed Turtle
Pig Nosed Turtle
6 Mar, 2006
Pig Nosed Turtle
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