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19 July 2021 | dataset

ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY II

Department of Environment and Conservation

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) was established in 1985. Its mission (approved by the National Executive Council on 22 August 1989) is to ensure natural and physical resources are managed to sustain environmental quality and human well-being.

The key legislations administered by the Department are:

Environmental Planning Act 1978

Environmental Contaminants Act 1978

Conservation Areas Act 1978

National Parks Act 1982

International Trade (Fauna & Flora) Act 1979

Fauna (Protection and Control) Act 1966

Crocodile Trade (Protection) Act 1974

Water Resources Act 1982

It also has an important role under the Forests Act 1992.

The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNGFA) was established in 1993 under the 1991 Forestry Act replacing the former Department of Forest, and unifying all Provincial Forest Divisions and the Forest Industries Council. The PNGFA has 19 provincial offices which include five regional offices. The PNGFA mission statement is to: Promote the management and wise utilization of the forest resources of Papua New Guinea as a renewable asset for the well- being of present and future generations.

PNGFA Group has been created to facilitate sharing of useful data / information that could feed into SOE, MEA and SDG Reports.

Providing quality leadership through formulation, coordination and alignment of plans,
policies and strategies to National, Sector and Sub National Priorities

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Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) forests and forestry have played an important role in the livelihoods of the people of the country for many years. Forests have provided a source for food, fruits and nuts, building materials, medicinal plants, habitats for refuge and a wealth of other services.
Increasingly throughout the years, and more so since the end of the Second World War, forests in the country have been exploited for their wood products, more particularly the timber. While still maintaining the main role of sustaining the livelihoods of rural people, forests have increasingly become the main source of revenue for the people (landowners), the Government and the timber industry.
There are many factors that have impacted on forests and forestry, but the key ones are the increasing population and people’s demands for development – due to lack of basic goods and services in the rural areas where most or all the forests are found. The increasing numbers of people need to be fed and hence more forests are being cleared each year, through shifting cultivation, to make gardens for food.

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ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY II

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) forests and forestry…

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ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY II

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) forests and forestry…

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ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY II

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) forests and forestry…

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ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY II

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) forests and forestry…