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Issue date: 
February 2, 2012

Expert speaks out on impact of logging in PNG

One of the world's leading tropical biologists says clear felling of forests on Papua New Guinea's controversial Special Agricultural and Business leases is likely to have profound impact on PNG's environment.

As you heard earlier in the program, logging on SABLs has pushed PNG's log exports into record territory.

In 2011, 650,000 cubic metres of logs were exported from SABLs.

A prominent scientist in tropical biology says the environmental impact of this sort of logging is very significant.

Issue date: 
23 December, 2010

Forests or famine the choice for Papua New Guineans, says economist

An Australian academic says feeding themselves will become very difficult for the majority of Papua New Guineans if more forests aren’t cleared for farmland.

Issue date: 
15th July 2010

Japan and Papua New Guinea kick own goal on REDD

The Governments of Japan and Papua Guinea chose the week of the football World Cup finals to kick an easily avoidable own goal in the international process designed to tackle deforestation.

Issue date: 
March 2010

UN-REDD: Papua New Guinea

An early leader on the topic of REDD, Papua New Guinea is advancing towards readiness. The Office of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, under the Prime Minister’s office, leads on the issues. 

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by Dr. Radut