Production, privatisation and preservation in Papua New Guinea forestry

Production, privatisation and preservation in Papua New Guinea forestry. Edited by Colin Hunt Nottingham, U.K.: International Institute for Environment and Development, 2001.

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Title Production, privatisation and preservation in Papua New Guinea forestry
Place of Publication Nottingham, U.K.
Publisher International Institute for Environment and Development
Publication year 2001
Sub-type Edited book
ISBN 1899825894
Language eng
Editor Colin Hunt
Total number of pages 126
Collection year 2002
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Post Courier, Wednesday 20th March, 2002 New book on PNG forestry A new book is out on forestry in Papua New Guinea(edited by Dr Colin Hunt of the National Research Institute and for sale at the NRI bookshop (NRI Monograph No 38) at a cost of K20, or by post at K20 plus postage. The book entitled Production, Privatisation and Preservation in Papua New Guinea Forestry, identifies measures to enhance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of forestry in PNG. The benefits and costs of logging, mechanisms for making land available for plantation forestry, the financial and environmental benefits of small scale forestry and changes to the way that forests are allocated and managed, are issues dealt in depth in the book. PNG’s forests represent an enormous timber resource and a globally significant storehouse of carbon and biological diversity. Positions are polarised on a range of issues, from basic questions of whether further logging be allowed in PNG, given the high conservation value of the country’s forests, to politically sensitive matters such as how to ensure that the benefits of different forest uses are distributed equitably. The book throws light on these issues through economic, marketing and policy research. The potential of the “lease, lease-back” system as a means of facilitating forestry investment on customary land is detailed by Norman Oliver. The benefits of new government policy, including reform of taxation, forest allocation procedures and incentives for compliance as well as the pros and cons of continued support for certified “eco-forestry” projects are explored by Dr Hunt. A chapter on outsourcing to private enterprise of forest services such as sector planning, resource development, administrative functions and forestry research written by Dr Geoffrey Stocker.

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