Skip to main content
19 July 2021 | dataset

Bulldozing Progress: Human rights abusses and corruption in Papua New Guinea's large sacle logging industry

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.

License

Tropical forestry and logging are complex subjects, encompassing a range of diffi cult issues, including land ownership, the sustainability of natural resources, the impact on climate change, the social and economic impact of logging on isolated and relatively untouched, subsistence sector communities, and the protection of the basic rights of the people concerned.
In our increasingly globalised world what happens with forestry and the environment in any country is a matter of international, not just national, interest. This is refl ected in the United Kingdom Government’s international priorities, two of which have relevance to forestry viz:
• Promoting sustainable development and poverty reduction underpinned by human rights, democracy, good governance and protection of the environment; and
• Achieving climate security by promoting a faster transition to a sustainable low carbon global economy.

Field Value Value Value
Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, PNG Forestry Authority, PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, PNG Forestry Authority, PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, PNG Forestry Authority, PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock
Modified 19 July 2021 19 July 2021 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021 19 July 2021 19 July 2021
Identifier 17c7523e-06a1-400d-a273-7cd78fdaf2f6 17c7523e-06a1-400d-a273-7cd78fdaf2f6 17c7523e-06a1-400d-a273-7cd78fdaf2f6
License Public
[Open Data]
Public
[Open Data]
Public
[Open Data]