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Loggers plan to clear 20 percent of tropical island paradise

Loggers plan to clear 20 percent of tropical island paradise

Illegal logging makes up 70 percent of Papua New Guinea's timber industry (04/22/2014) Corruption, weak governance, and powerful timber barons are illegally stripping the forests of Papua New Guinea, according to a new report from the Chatham House. The policy institute finds that 70 percent of logging in Papua New Guinea is currently illegal, despite the fact that 99 percent of land is owned by local indigenous communities. Malaysian palm oil giant tied to social conflict, deforestation, says report (04/03/2014) Unlike other palm oil giants that have recently made strong commitments to eliminating deforestation and social conflict from their supply chains, Malaysia-based Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) continues to source palm oil associated with forest destruction and community conflict, argues a new report published by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). New Guinea animals l...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0428-hance-woodlark-logging...

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