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Review of Forest Harvesting Projects Being Processed Towards a Timber Permit or a Timber Authority – Review Methodology

By The Independent Forestry Review Team
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Key regulatory and administrative changes were introduced to the Papua New Guinea forestry sector throughout the 1990s to better regulate forest harvesting; to better protect environmentally fragile areas from harvesting impacts; and to better manage the forest resource on a sustainable timber yield basis. The combined effect of the new measures have included a significant slowing down of the rate at which new forestry projects are being processed and approved.