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Deforestation and degradation in Papua New Guinea: a response to Filer and colleagues, 2009

Shearman, Philip L.; Bryan, Jane; Ash, Julian; Mackey, Brendan; Lokes, Barbara


Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) forests are a vital natural resource for the human population that they sustain, the wide biological diversity they contain, the ecological services they provide and their global role in maintaining climatic processes (Hunt, 2006; Bryan et al., in press). The population of PNG is expanding by approximately 2–3% annually, requiring forest clearance for subsistence cultivation, and over recent decades the log export industry has expanded greatly. Though these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Forest Science
DOI: 10.1051/forest/2010001


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