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As Papua New Guinea Pushes for Payments for Forest Conservation, New Analysis Says Nation May Be Running Out of Forests to ProtectTags: png, compensation, deforestation, remote sensing, government, scientists

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea ' Satellite images show that PNG is rapidly losing its extensive forest cover, under pressure from industrial logging, agricultural expansion and forest fires.

At the same time that the Government of Papua New Guinea is seeking compensation for conserving the carbon-trapping capacity of its vast tropical forests, destruction of these same lands is occurring so fast that by 2021 most of the areas accessible to loggers will have been cleared or degraded, according to a new report released today... [Continue]