Corporate news in recent weeks demonstrates the extent to which Papua’s forests have not been “returned to the people” as Governor Suebu’s pronouncements have promised. Instead, very rich investors, including Wilmar International, Rajawali Group, and the Noble Group, are carving it up.
Papua Forest Eye is a lens on forests and forest governance in Papua & West Papua, Indonesia.
Papua's forests are under huge threat. Logging, and increasingly plantations companies are seeking to capture huge areas of Papua - in what is one of the world's last great land grabs. Millions of hectares of Papua have been targeted by rich, powerful and well connected investors and entrepreneurs.