Stopping Forest Crime

The forest industry in Papua New Guinea is beset with corruption, political interference, and widespread illegal practices including logging licences issued or extended in breach of the law, failure to obtain proper consent from traditional landowners, substantial breaches of harvesting regulations, and the abuse of forest clearance permits for commercial agricultural projects. The timber industry is assessed as being a high-risk sector for money laundering.

The logging industry in PNG is beset with corruption and political interference with widespread illegal practices and human rights abuses across the sector.
Bogus agriculture proposals are being unlawfully used to obtain Forest Clearing Authorities as a cover for large-scale selective logging operations
There is a very high risk that almost all logging occurring in natural forest areas in Papua New Guinea is illegal
The forest industry has been designated a high risk for money laundering and there is rampant tax evasion