2008 Papua New Guinea, 'Paradise Lost' (190 images)

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In the remote areas of Paradise Forest, Papua New Guinea, multinational logging companies are at work, seeking out the valuable species of timber, and without adhering to laws, they harvest the trees, shipping the wood at deliberately low value (to avoid high export taxes in PNG) to the market places of China, japan and the Western world. The devastation of the forests is immense, with the naturally rich biodiversity of these areas being lost. Local resource owners are tricked and forced...
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