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Papua New Guinea

External Reviews Find Most Logging in Papua New Guinea Illegal

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.

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Assessing illegal logging

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.