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Profile of Papua New Guinea live!

02 February 2016

The profile of a lesser known timber exporting country has been published, namely the profile of Papua New Guinea. This country is one of the main tropical log exporting countries of the world with log exports contributing to over 70% of the primary timber products of PNG’s forest industry. Another particularity of the country’s forest sector is the ownership of the land, since almost all forest land is owned by local communities. And therefore before timber harvesting licenses can be granted a land lease needs to be negotiated between the PNG Forest Authority and the traditional land owners. Explore more on the country’s profile as published here.

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