A Papua New Guinea NGO is accusing Australia of being the largest beneficiary of illegal logging and exploitation of PNG's rainforests.
Act Now's comments come as Australia prepares to host...
Jakarta, Indonesia and Washington, DC ' A new report on the commercial logging industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) released today by a leading international forestry organization, Forest Trends, shows that the overwhelming majority of current commercial industrial forestry operations in PNG are ecologically and economically unsustainable, and, in fact, illegal, as found by the government's own commissioned independent audits conducted between 2000 and 2005.
Chatham House is assessing the scale and effectiveness of the response to illegal logging and the related trade around the world. Full details of this work, including analysis and data, will be available online soon.