Submission for UNFCCC Technical Assessment in…
The Island of New Guinea is the largest tropical island in the world and contains the third largest tropical rainforest after Amazon Basin and Congo basin. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a well-known centre for biological endemism and diversification. Most forests in PNG are under customary ownership and play an important role in sustaining the traditional subsistence livelihoods of most of the population. Currently PNG’s forests are relatively intact. PNG’s forest covers 80% of the country’s land area and 60% of the forest are undisturbed. Nevertheless, the forest is coming under increasing pressure from logging, agriculture (commercial and small-scale) and mining.
|Publisher||PNG Forestry Authority|
|Modified||09 April 2022|
|Release Date||19 July 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Papua New Guinea|
|Relevant Countries||Papua New Guinea|