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Ioma Block 5 (Oro Province)

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The sustainable timber yield principle has been complied with. A significant proportion (19%) of the forest is classified by the Office of Environment and Conservation as “fragile”. There are significant inconsistencies in the resource information between documents, and the inventory sample on which the resource information is based is extremely small. The available resource as set out in the FMA document is significantly overstated. The sustainable annual cut is too small to support a financially efficient
logging investment, a conventional stand-alone log export project, or the extensive landowner “wish-list” set out in the draft Timber Project Guidelines.