Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Eco-Forestry-Project-27MZIFL0SWP3.htmlConceptually similarForest Documentation of Village Life (Papua New Guinea: 2006)GP0ODJCompleted★★★★Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O3CCompleted★★★★★★Villagers with SawmillGP0UT9Completed★★★★Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O3ACompleted★★★★Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O3BCompleted★★★★Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O4DCompleted★★★★Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O9ACompleted★★★★Celebration Arrival SawmillGP05U1Completed★★★★Celebration Arrival SawmillGP0A5YCompleted★★★★View AllGP01PEREco Forestry ProjectImages of a community based Eco-forestry project with small portable timber mill, Lake Murray. Community based ecologically sustainable projects are the key to the current issues facing many Papua New Guineans. In that vein small sustainable eco-milling projects are rolling out in Lake Murray. These consist of 6 man teams who log by demand only. The mill is portable and a specific tree is chosen, felled, then the small mill constructed around it. There is thus no damage from roads and heavy machinery and only specific trees are targeted thus making for a sustainable venture with all proceeds going to local communities rather than to foreign bodies. The primary motivations of the community loggers are to raise sufficient funds to educate their children and to pay medical costs if the need arises.Locations:Lake Murray-Oceania-Papua New GuineaDate:28 Dec, 2008Credit:© Brent Stirton / Reportage by Getty ImagesMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:IMPORTANT - THESE PICTURES ARE FOR INTERNAL GREENPEACE USE ONLY - NOT FOR MEDIA DISTRIBUTION Keywords:Day-Ecoforestry-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Loggers-MEN (Man)-Outdoors-Small group of people-Solutions-Timber-TreesShoot:Documenting Lake Murray Papua New GuineaLake Murray is a region where people have lived lives in harmony with nature for centuries. People make their living by hunting, farming, fishing, and growing rubber trees and now also with Eco-forestry. Their life-styles are dependent on the harmony between them and nature and they are trying to ensure a sustainable relationship for future generations. This has been complicated and compromised by the interventions of both international mining and logging groups over the last few decades but local community resistance is growing as rising anger mounts at the environmental damage done to rivers and forests which form the backbone of the village survival system.