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Greens take campaign abroad

By ALEX RHEENEY - PlanetSave
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It is imperative that the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance process force timber exporters like Papau New Guinea to comply with national
forestry and environment laws, as well as respect human rights. Timber consuming countries must
be tougher on import controls, including bans on illegal timber. A report released last week by
Washington DC-based international forestry organisation Forest Trends pointed to the continued
existence of a culture of illegality within the PNG forestry sector, a claim that industry lobby group
Forest Industries Association (FIA) denied.