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Deforestation and forest degradation in Papua New Guinea

Filer, Colin; Keenan, Rodney J.; Allen, Bryant J.; Mcalpine, John R.


• The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has played a prominent part in recent negotiations for “rainforest nations” to be compensated for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation or forest degradation (DFD). • A new report “The State of the Forests of Papua New Guinea” claims that rates of DFD in PNG are much higher than have previously reported. It suggests more than half of PNG’s remaining forests will have disappeared or be damaged beyond recovery by 2021. • We argue...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-05-26
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Forest Science
DOI: 10.1051/forest/2009067
Access Rights: Open Access


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