A Papua New Guinea NGO is accusing Australia of being the largest beneficiary of illegal logging and exploitation of PNG's rainforests.
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Papua New Guinea's recent Independent Review of Forest Allocations has deemed three new logging permits, issued last year, illegal. The independent review report says logging deals in East New Britain, Central and Western Provinces, were all unlawfully processed and are contrary to the PNG Forestry Act.
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.