Between 2002 and 2011 the Papua New Guinea government issued more than 75 SABL leases covering more than 50,000 square kilometres of land. The leases were the subject of a Commission of Inquiry which found widespread fraud and other abuses.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is home to the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the Asia-Pacific region, and one of the biggest land grabs in modern history. Between 2014 and 2016, Global Witness traced a supply chain spanning some 9,000 miles from the PNG’s forests to retail shelves in the U.S.
Report gives an overview of the availability of information for land concessions in Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Colombia, Indonesia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Republic of the Congo, and Russia.
A landmark report from the Oakland Institute elevates the voices of communities across the country who are opposing the theft of their land, made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign logging and palm oil companies.
KLK announce withdraws from customary land in Collingwood Bay, but has not clarified overall plans for its total land bank of 44,342 ha in the region or its 37,000 ha plantation deal in Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.