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Papua governor’s effort in protecting forest

Friday, 30 October 2009

In overcoming deforestation in Papua, Governor o Papua, Barnabas Suebu said that all forest concession holders would have to develop wood processing facilities in Papua, as the ban on raw log exports would remain in place. They must also agree to plant five trees for every one they cut.

The regulation as effort to control because at least 7.2 million cubic metres of timber was being cut in Papua a year, rapidly shrinking its 42 million hectares of forest, which has the highest level of biodiversity in the world.

In the end, Mr. Suebu promised to save papua’s forest and manage it in a sustainable way and make money to eradicate poverty and create prosperity for all Papuan as the goal of his policy.

The Age/30 Oct 2009

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West Papua : Benny Wenda, a True Liar of West Papuan

From Sidney Indymedia

It is very interesting how the benefits of conflict may also take on different forms as follow:
Economic profits, Political power, Psychological pleasure. A trustful sources from Oxford shared a shocking information about how Benny Wenda took a lot of benefits from false story about conflict in West Papua. Besides, by delivering such an oration toward international NGO or joining many art and culture festival especially in England, Benny Wenda only gives false story. Continue reading