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ACT NOW! in SABL call to new Ministers

New Ministers called on to confirm SABLs cancelled, logging stopped and police withdrawn

ACT NOW! is calling on the newly sworn in Minister for Forests, Douglas Tomuriesa, the new Minister for Lands, Justin Tkatchenko, and new Police Minister, Jelta Wong, to confirm the cancellation of all SABL leases.

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Rimbunan Hijau tells communities human rights impede their development

RH Consultant and ex Managing Director of the PNG Forest Authority, Kanawi Pouru, addresses villagers in the Pomio district

SABL Story Project*

PNG’s largest logging company and multi-sector business group is telling rural communities that human rights and sustainable business principles impede rural development and should be ignored if people want to get rich.

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Dirty SABL Palm Oil to hit the International Market

The oil palm mill at Dirina in Pomio

SABL Story Project*

Who would think that a responsible government, whose income is dependent on tax revenue would allow one of our major export crop to be smeared with more dirt? 

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Bainings win SABL court battle

Source: Isaac Nicholas, Post Courier

LANDOWNERS in East New Britain Province have won a landmark legal battle to retake their “hijacked” land from the controversial Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL).

The people of Baining in Gazelle district had taken the State and developer to court over the SABL deal which has now been declared null and void by the National Court in Kokopo last Thursday.

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Second largest palm oil producer in Indonesia commits to zero deforestation

Another major player in the Indonesian palm oil industry has adopted a zero deforestation policy; now it's time for the government of Indonesia [and Papua New Guinea] to catch up.

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Court Rulings confirm SABLs null and void

Source: PNG exposed blog

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Indonesia's second biggest palm oil company stops clearing of rain forests

 

Picture: Forest Hereos

Source: Rainforest Foundation Norway

Rainforest Foundation Norway and the Forest Hereos alliance welcome an announcement of an immediate moratorium on forest clearance by Astra Agro Lestari, the large Indonesian palm oil company connected to mandarin Oriental Hotels.

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FPIC and REDD awareness got interests from local communities in Turubu LLG

Source:  Jimmy Kalebe

An awareness campaign was conducted last week covering the coastal villages of Turubu in East Sepik Province.

The awareness that covered 21 villages mainly looked at Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) and Reduce Emission from land Degradation and Deforestation (REDD) was well received and drew much interests from participating communities.

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Land owners take action while decision pends in court

Source: Jimmy Kalebe

The current logging operations in Turubu LLG in Wewak District and parts of Sausso LLG in Yangoru Saussia District East Sepik Province are still going despite it being nullified by the national government last year.

During the 6years of massive logging and round log export, millions of Kina damages were done to the environment, affecting livelihoods of local people.

To date, promises of improved infrastructure and other benefits as stated by the landowner company in the beginning were never materialized.

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