Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Tree-for-Cutting-in-Papua-New-Guinea-27MZIFLB64HR.htmlConceptually similarTavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O3ACompleted★★★★Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O3BCompleted★★★★Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New GuineaGP04O3CCompleted★★★★★★Acacia Logs in Madang GP01GLDCompleted★★★★Ancient Forest in Madang GP01930Completed★★★★Awane Community Forestry Project in Papua New GuineaGP04O4MCompleted★★★★★★Papua New Guinea DocumentationGP0OJOCompleted★★★★Papua New Guinea DocumentationGP0I3NCompleted★★★★Wildlife in Papua New GuineaGP018YFCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP018VFTree for Cutting in Papua New GuineaThe selected tree for cutting by Eco-Forestry, this tree will be exported to New Zealand.Locations:Madang-Madang Province-Melanesia-Papua New GuineaDate:4 May, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Naomi ToyodaMaximum size:3504px X 2336pxKeywords:Day-Ecoforestry-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Plants-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.