China seen as key for reducing illegal logging in Melanesia

Logs loaded onto barge at Kanduanum on Sepik River; Turubu SABL, East Sepik Province, PNG. Picture: Global Witness

Civil society is looking at China as the best bet for reducing illegal logging in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. PNG is China’s single largest supplier of timber, large quantities of which come from illegal operations. A policy advisor with the environmental and anti-corruption NGO Global Witness says PNG’s government has largely failed to […]

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