World Rainforest Movement

Women landowners in Central Bougainville block the Panguna Mine pact

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

Women protesters led a blockade against the Panguna copper mine to prevent the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) between the...

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Laundering illegal timber: How tropical wood stolen through land grab makes its way to the furniture store

Posted on May 15, 2017

In 2013, with 3.1 million cubic meters of tropical wood exported, primarily to China, Papua New Guinea (PNG) became in recent years the...

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West Papua Oil Palm Atlas: The companies behind the plantation explosion

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

During the last few decades, Indonesia’s oil palm industry has been growing rapidly, but with the vast majority of this expansion on the...

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Relaunching destruction in Papua: monoculture agriculture project threatens indigenous lands and livelihoods

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

. For the last five years, the people of Merauke Regency, in Indonesia’s southern Papua province, have been resisting a...

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Papua-Wide meeting calls for 10 year Moratorium on Plantation and Forestry Industries

Posted on Feb 24, 2015

Representatives of indigenous communities, environmentalists and human rights defenders from all over West Papua met in Jayapura (4th-7th...

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Victory over Malaysian land grabbers in Papua New Guinea

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

The people of Collingwood Bay in Papua New Guinea have won back their land from Malaysian loggers and oil palm companies after a hard...

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Papua New Guinea

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Papua New Guinea: Indigenous peoples lose their rights to investors

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

We are witnessing a global process of agribusiness expansion and land grabbing in the South. Through lease, concession, even purchase,...

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Papua New Guinea: Women in Oil Palm Association become empowered

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

In late 2008, WRM and Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea/CELCOR  jointly organised a workshop with local women in Papua New Guinea. The...

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Papua New Guinea: Women against further expansion of oil palm

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

Oil palm production is increasing in Papua New Guinea, a country where 97% of the land is communally owned and most of its 5 million...

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Video: Women raise their voices against tree plantations

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

If after reading the above articles you (as a woman within an organization, as a member of a women’s movement, as an activist on human...

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Women raise their voices against tree plantations. Testimonies from Brazil, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

By the World Rainforest Movement and Forest and Biodiversity Program of Friends of the Earth International Screenplay: Flavio...

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Papua New Guinea: World Bank promoting oil palm and pushing people into poverty

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

The “Small Holder Agriculture Development Project” (SADP) is a World Bank loan recently granted to the PNG Government. The SADP...

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ADB and Smallholders Agriculture Projects in Papua New Guinea

Posted on Jun 22, 2003

Briefing Paper prepared by Lee Tan, Australian Conservation Foundation/Friends of the Earth Australia “We, the landowners are developing...

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Papua New Guinea: Forests saved against logging and oil palm plantation

Posted on Nov 7, 2002

Landowners of Maisin and Wanigela customary lands, in the Collingwood Bay area of Oro Province, have something to celebrate. In May 2002,...

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Papua New Guinea: The logging industry’s empty promises of job generation

Posted on Jul 12, 2002

There should be more literature on the broken promises of the logging industry. When those companies arrive in a country, they try to...

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Papua New Guinea: Diminishing forests, increasing suffering

Posted on Apr 15, 2002

Papua New Guinea, widely recognised as a country with a great diversity of forests, is now facing the depletion of its forest resources. An...

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Status of Implementation of Forest-Related Clauses in the CBD: An Independent Review & Recommendations for Action

Posted on Mar 18, 2002

Commissioned by the Global Forest Coalition This report is based on 21 country case studies, including Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada,...

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Papua New Guinea: Guns, drugs and logging in a disappearing paradise

Posted on Feb 20, 2002

Ninety seven percent of the land area of Papua New Guinea still is customary land owned by the people, who voluntarily give 3% to the...

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Papua New Guinea: The power of mining corporations

Posted on Jan 21, 2002

Mining operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are part of the IMF backed policy which opens the country to foreign investments for the...

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Papua New Guinea: World Bank-funded Forestry and Conservation project without the people

Posted on Dec 21, 2001

It is well known that the World Bank has been a major force in the destruction of the rainforests of the world by financing destructive...

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Papua New Guinea: The impacts of British-promoted oil palm monocultures

Posted on Aug 11, 2001

CDC Capital Partners is a major actor in Papua New Guinea’s oil palm plantations. A former UK foreign aid programme, it later became a...

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Papua New Guinea: The World Bank once again in the forest

Posted on Jul 12, 2001

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) rainforests are of global significance, comprising one of the last major tropical rainforest wildernesses in...

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Papua New Guinea: Incentives to oil palm plantations

Posted on Jun 12, 2001

Papua New Guinea (PNG) possesses one of the planet’s largest remaining tropical rainforest. At least seventy-five percent of its...

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Papua New Guinea: God help its forests against these “custodians”!

Posted on May 12, 2001

The Australian SBS Television Dateline programme has produced a documentary concerning fraud, incompetence, corruption and human rights...

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Papua New Guinea: Two opposite approaches to forest use

Posted on Mar 13, 2001

The state of Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprises the eastern part of the island of New Guinea and a series of smaller islands in the Bismarck...

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Papua New Guinea: Social and environmental destruction by logging

Posted on Feb 13, 2001

What follows are extracts from the findings of an environmental and social impact assessment of logging operations in the west coast of...

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Papua New Guinea: NGOs call for reform of forest industry

Posted on Dec 13, 2000

A coalition of non-government organisations is calling on the Government to make some fundamental changes in the forest industry. They are...

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Papua New Guinea: From Australia with cyanide

Posted on May 18, 2000

Indiscriminate logging has been the main cause for the decline of Papua New Guinea’s rainforests, that the government has been unable...

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Papua New Guinea: Friends and foes of the logging ban

Posted on Mar 19, 2000

The announcement by Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Mekere Morauta in December 1999 of his intention to impose a moratorium on new...

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Papua New Guinea: moratorium on new logging announced

Posted on Jan 20, 2000

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Mekere Morauta has announced the intention of the new government to impose a moratorium on new...

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Papua New Guinea: the struggle of the Maisin indigenous people

Posted on Dec 20, 1999

Papua New Guinea still contains one of the major tropical rainforests in the world, hosting high levels of biodiversity. Together with the...

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Papua New Guinea: something need to change … fast!

Posted on Sep 24, 1999

Papua New Guinea -home of one of the world’s largest remaining contiguous rainforests- is being subject to a destructive...

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Action for Papua New Guinea’s rainforests

Posted on Jun 25, 1999

Papua New Guinea (PNG) possesses one of the planet’s largest remaining tropical rainforest biomes. At least seventy-five percent of...

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Papua New Guinea’s Rainforests Threatened

Posted on May 25, 1999

Papua New Guinea constitutes another good (bad) example of current trends regarding forest conservation. While the world declares its...

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Papua New Guinea: tax breaks favour forest destruction

Posted on Mar 25, 1999

The opening of Papua New Guinea’s economy has promoted the exploitation of natural resources at an unsustainable level. The dominant...

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Papua New Guinea: mining expansion causes unrest

Posted on Dec 2, 1997

Papua New Guinea is located in the eastern part of the island of New Guinea and borders with Indonesia. The opening of the economy to...

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