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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.

On the rise: Morobe's people driven cooperatives

Gold and silver will give you money but nothing is richer than the happiness that comes without damaging the environment that sustains you. Agricultural has always been the best method of sustaining our families, providing cash incomes and driving economic growth.

Moreover, we can do it ourselves, we are experts of our own land. No wonder these people look far happier than those poor souls at Porgera.

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative in Papua New Guinea: Just more corporate greenwashing?

Papua New Guinea has recently signed up to the international Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, but is EITI a good thing for the people impacted by the oil gas and mining industries? Or is EITI just another form of corporate green washing?

Protests, arrests escalate in West Papua as regional summit draws closer

Protest in Port Numbay/Jayapura PHOTO: Free West Papua Campaign

Source: Ben Hillier, Red Flag newspaper

More than 500 activists have been arrested over the past month across West Papua as protests, demonstrations and meetings build in the lead up to the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Summit in Honiara, the Solomon Islands.

New radio advertisement targets PM to push on cancelation of fraudulent leases

A new radio advertisement calling for an end to illegal SABL logging is hitting the airwaves in PNG.

This advert is sponsored by ACT NOW! and is currently playing on the popular YumiFM radio station. 

Stop the SABL land grab now!!

Fraudulent agricultural leases have been used to steal over 5 million hectares of forest from customary owners. That is over 10% of PNG's total land area.

"When will the PM Peter O'Neill revoke the leases and stop the SABLs?"