Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Independence-Day-in-Popondetta-27MZIFLEONKS.htmlConceptually similarIndependence Day in PopondettaGP018R3Completed★★★★Tribesman in PopondettaGP019D3Completed★★★★Local ChildrenGP06RTCompleted★★★★Traditional Mud Men DanceGP0VTKCompleted★★★★★★★Paradise Forests Tour in Papua New GuineaGP01C47Completed★★★★★★Paradise Forests Tour in Papua New GuineaGP0124JCompleted★★★★Papua New Guinea DocumentationGP0I3NCompleted★★★★Papua New Guinea DocumentationGP0I3LCompleted★★★★Papua New Guinea DocumentationGP0148MCompleted★★★★View AllGP019DNIndependence Day in PopondettaA celebration for Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day (since 1975) is held in Popondetta. The local man, seen here is wearing colourful, tribal dress to mark the occasion.Locations:Melanesia-Oro Province-Pacific Islands-Papua New Guinea-PopondettaDate:20 Sep, 2007Credit:© Greenpeace / Peter SolnessMaximum size:2100px X 1395pxKeywords:Bicycles-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Pacific Islander ethnicities-Roads-Tribal dresses-VillagesShoot:Palm Oil Industry Documentation in Papua New GuineaThe Palm Oil industry in Papua New Guinea is raising issues of both social and environmental concern. Land belonging to indigenous people has been acquired by the government for growing the crop. Workers on the plantations are not given proper safety equipment and water supplies have been contaminated affecting the health of local communities. The burning of forest areas for Palm Oil is a massive environmental hazard as carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, making a substantial contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.