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19 July 2021 | dataset

Global Forest Watch tree cover stats 2000-2017

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.


PNG's forest cover loss 2000-2017 downloaded from [](

From 2001 to 2017, Papua New Guinea lost 1.28Mha of tree cover, equivalent to a 3.0% decrease since 2000, and 158Mt of CO₂ of emissions.

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PNG forest cover loss 2000-2017

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PNG forest cover loss 2000-2017

Global forest watch PNG forest cover loss 2000…

PNG forest cover loss 2001-2017

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Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
Homepage URL
Identifier 3d53a8b7-c25d-43cc-95a0-0842366ff4d9
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Global Forest Watch
Contact Name Global Forest Watch