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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Third largest rainforest illegally felled for flooring

Third largest rainforest illegally felled for flooring

Date : 21st February 2005, Source : ENS



JAKARTA, Indonesia, February 21, 2005 (ENS) - Corrupt Indonesian military officers and international criminal syndicates are looting the forests of Papua, New Guinea, turning the world's third largest rainforest into a multi-billion dollar stream of illicit timber between Indonesia and China, new undercover research has found. The report, by the Environmental Investigation Agency of Washington and London, and the Indonesian group Telapak, calls for immediate prosecutions.

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