Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Ancient-Forest-in-Madang--27MZIFLEXRJM.htmlConceptually similarLogging Road in Madang GP01877Completed★★★★Lake MurrayGP057VCompleted★★★★★★Man in KayakGP05TNCompleted★★★★Lake MurrayGP01B4FCompleted★★★★★★ScorpionGP01A45Completed★★★★Global Forest Rescue StationGP016G5Completed★★★★Lake MurrayGP07Z7Completed★★★★Greenpeace and Local PopulationGP0RV6Completed★★★★Lake Murray Community ChildrenGP0VBZCompleted★★★★View AllGP01930Ancient Forest in Madang An ancient tree of the forest where Greenpeace and their counter partner 'FPCD' are supporting Eco-forestry with the Gogol and Nal natural resource landowners association.Locations:Madang-Madang Province-Melanesia-Papua New GuineaDate:4 May, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Naomi ToyodaMaximum size:3504px X 2336pxKeywords:Close ups-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-TreesShoot: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.