10 Aug '18, 10pm

China is deforesting Papua New Guinea:

China is deforesting Papua New Guinea:

In an analysis combining timber statistics and satellite data, Global Witness found evidence that much of the timber harvested in PNG could be considered illegal. Forests cover more than 70 percent of PNG , and they’re vital to the livelihoods of most of the 8 million Papua New Guineans, as well as host to many plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Global Witness’s investigators found that companies can circumvent the provisions in PNG’s 1991 Forestry Act , using much older licensing mechanisms not designed to ensure sustainable forest use, improperly gaining access to valuable timber species, and harvesting timber from environmentally sensitive areas with impunity.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/08/high-risk-that-chinas-t...

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