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Aitape East Coast (West Sepik Province)

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The sustainable timber yield principle has been complied with. A significant proportion (31%) of the forest is classified by the Office of Environment and Conservation as “fragile”. The net loggable area has been over-estimated by an estimated 35,000 ha in the FMA document. The corrected estimated sustainable annual cut is too small to support a financially efficient logging investment or a conventional stand-alone log export project.