Papua New Guinea

National Court rules another two SABLs null & void

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.

Stained Trade

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.