3 Apr 2018

Landowner says illegal logging signals high level corruption

From , 5:04 am on 3 April 2018

A landowner from Papua New Guinea's Oro Province says he and his brother were returning home to their remote village by dingy for a funeral when a huge pile of felled trees and an extension to the old jetty rang alarm bells signalling an illegal foreign logging operation on their family's land.

Tala Kami says after gathering evidence and gaining support of the Provincial Governor to stop the operation there are now multiple court cases exposing what appears to be widespread corruption in the forestry sector.

Jenny Meyer asked him how his family will rehabilitate the land.

Harvested logs in PNG

Photo: RNZI/Johnny Blades