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19 July 2021 | dataset

THE GREAT TIMBER HEIST THE LOGGING INDUSTRY IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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.

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With 3.8 million cubic meters of tropical wood exported in 2014, primarily to China, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has become the world’s largest exporter of tropical wood, surpassing Malaysia, which had held the top spot for the
past several decades.

Data and Resource

Field Value Value
Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, PNG Forestry Authority PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, PNG Forestry Authority
Modified 19 July 2021 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021 19 July 2021
Identifier 004dffa7-444e-4e21-9471-021e601e4729 004dffa7-444e-4e21-9471-021e601e4729
License Public
[Open Data]
Public
[Open Data]