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Forests or the Illegal Logger – Who is Really Under Threat?

A bulldozer flattens the earth after forests have been cleared in West Pomio. Local landowners are protesting against the biggest land grab in PNG history. Under a lease system called SABLs (special agricultural and business leases) forests are being destroyed and customary land is being stolen. Credit: Paul Hilton/Greenpeace.

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Timber Heist featured on EMTV news

Source: EMTV online

The Oakland Institute report on The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea, exposes massive tax evassion and financial misreporting by foreign logging companies, allegedly resulting in non-payment of hundreads of millions of dollars in taxes.

 

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Mr Tate: Here is your illegal logging

Just to clarify on Bob Tate's impression of little illegal logging occuring in Papua New Guinea. Here it is....

Source: PNG Exposed blog

Forest Industry Association spokesperson Bob Tate says there is no illegal logging in PNG - but he is wrong, as these Manus islanders clearly articulate...

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Youths protest logging in SABL area

Youths arrested for stopping logging on conservation area

By Grace Tiden, Post Courier

Twelve youths from Bairaman in the Ralopal Concession area under the Sigete/Mukus Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) Project Site in East New Britain have been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening logging company workers.

The 12 men have appeared for mention at the Kokopo District and were supposed to appear again yesterday for hearing to commence but the case was deferred to a later date.

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The National warned over biased reporting

The National newspaper has been cautioned not to be biased in its reporting over the Commission of Inquiry into Special Agriculture Business Leases in the Pomio District of East New Britain Province, reports the Post Courier.

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