Scientists urge Papua New Guinea to declare moratorium on massive forest clearing

Mongabay: Scientists urge Papua New Guinea to declare moratorium on massive forest clearing Forests spanning an area larger than Costa Rica–5.6 million hectares (13.8 million acres)–have been handed out by the Papua New Guinea government to foreign corporations, largely for logging. Granted under government agreements known as Special Agricultural and Business Leases (SABLs), the land leases circumvent the nation’s strong laws pertaining to communal land ownership.

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Scientists urge Papua New Guinea to declare moratorium on massive forest clearing

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