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Shoot: Logging and Eco Forestry in Papua New Guinea

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The 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.
Logging Road in Madang
4 May, 2006
Logging Road in Madang
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27 Apr, 2006
Sawmill in Papua New Guinea
Boy on Kiunga Aiambak Road
26 Apr, 2006
Boy on Kiunga Aiambak Road
Restrictions apply
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4 May, 2006
Tree for Cutting in Papua New Guinea
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10 May, 2006
Wildlife in Papua New Guinea
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22 Apr, 2006
Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea
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4 May, 2006
Ancient Forest in Madang
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25 Apr, 2006
Making a Canoe in Papua New Guinea
Wood Factory in Madang
5 May, 2006
Wood Factory in Madang
Acacia Plantation in Madang
10 May, 2006
Acacia Plantation in Madang
Wood Factory in Madang
5 May, 2006
Wood Factory in Madang
Acacia Logs in Madang
4 May, 2006
Acacia Logs in Madang
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