29 Aug '11, 5pm

Big damage in Papua New Guinea: new film documents how industrial logging

Big damage in Papua New Guinea: new film documents how industrial logging

Logging company fined $100 million for illegal logging in Papua New Guinea (06/28/2011) In a landmark court decision a judge has slapped a logging company with a nearly $100 million (K225.5 million) fine for large-scale illegal logging. Last week, Malaysian timber company, Concord Pacific, was sentenced to pay four forest tribes for environmental destruction in the first ruling of its kind for Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea suspends controversial grants of community forest lands to foreign corps (05/06/2011) The government of Papua New Guinea yesterday suspended its controversial Special Agricultural and Business Leases program which has granted logging and plantation development concessions to mostly foreign corporations across 5.2 million hectares of community forest land, reports the Courier-Post Scientists urge Papua New Guinea to declare moratorium on massive fore...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0829-hance_bigdamage.html

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