birding-aus Forest destruction in PNG

Subject: birding-aus Forest destruction in PNG
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 11:10:41 +1000
It would appear that no chat-liners watched Foreign Correspondent last week
when a 30 minute segment listed horrifying details of the sell-out of PNG
forests to foreign (Malayasian) logging companys. It seems the legacy of
the Skate government will be reflected in the logging of 10 times the areas
of forests that were originally agreed to - and there has not been a
whimper from anyone!
The fact that the World Bank had stopped propping-up the government because
of its logging policy, amongst other abuses and mismanagement, with the
result that the contracts were renegotiated with this huge increase in
areas - all on tribal lands - which have been, in most cases, ignored or
brushed aside.
Does anyone have more pertinent info re all of this?
Max O'Sullivan

To unsubscribe from this list, please send a message to

Include ONLY "unsubscribe birding-aus" in the message body (without the

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • birding-aus Forest destruction in PNG, maxo <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU