Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Acacia-Logs-in-Madang--27MZIFLFNKIS.htmlConceptually similarAcacia Plantation in Madang GP019IECompleted★★★★Papua New Guinea DocumentationGP01AAWCompleted★★★★Paradise Forests – Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea: 2005)GP02S7Completed★★★★Paradise Forests – Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea: 2005)GP013K0Completed★★★★★★Paradise Forests – Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea: 2005)GP0104ZCompleted★★★★Logs at Papua New GuineaGP0175SCompleted★★★★Paradise Forests – Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea: 2005)GP04MZCompleted★★★★Logging at Papua New GuineaGP04DBCompleted★★★★Paradise Forests – Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea: 2005)GP0150RCompleted★★★★View AllGP01GLDAcacia Logs in Madang Logs of acacia, a Japanese company imports this wood for making pulp and new acacia is planted again once this is cleared.In the 70s and 80s, a Japanese paper company came into the forest and logged acacia trees. Afterwards the area became a plantation of acacia for producing pulp. These acacia are cut off after 7 to 8 years growing.Locations:Madang-Madang Province-Melanesia-Papua New GuineaDate:4 May, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Naomi ToyodaMaximum size:3504px X 2336pxKeywords:Acacia-Birds-Copy space-Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Timber industryShoot:Logging and Eco Forestry in Papua New GuineaThe forests in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea are under threat from illegal, unsustainable logging and 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. Logging perpetrates social problems such as poverty as local people are robbed of the valuable sources that they depend on. Greenpeace has condemned the destructive Kiunga Aiambak Road Project which was presented originally to develop the economy of the region but in reality its purpose has been to serve a destructive logging operation in the area. Due to poor construction and maintenance, the road itself has never served as a highway. It’s only purpose has been to truck logs out of the forest. The consequences of creating this road have been economic and social as well as environmental.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 initiating self-reliance and small-scale eco-enterprises so that locals can establish their own businesses in the area.