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Oil palm and deforestation

Nelson, Paul N; Gabriel, Jennifer; Filer, Colin; Banabas, Murom; Sayer, Jeffrey A; Curry, George; Koczberski, G; Venter, Oscar


An unprecedented increase in oil palm developments may be underway in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through controversial "special agricultural and business leases" (SABLs) covering over two million hectares. Oil palm development can create societal benefits, but doubt has been raised about whether the SABL developers intend establishing plantations. Here, we examine the development objectives of these proposals through an assessment of their land suitability, developer experience and capacity, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Letters
DOI: 10.1111/conl.12058


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