With logging and clearing for oil palm threatening many forests in Papua New Guinea, some communities are still standing strong and protecting their forests.
This week I’ve been out with a Greenpeace team filming and photographing ‘Ecoforestry’ as a solution for a community in the province of East New Britain.
Tavolo community and two neighbouring village communities are protecting 32,000 ha of forest in a Wildlife Management Area together with 4,000 ha for ecoforestry.
Ecoforestry protects the forest ecosystem while at the same time providing an income for the community from small-scale portable sawmilling. Continue reading