Oakland Institute

Report highlights PNG’s fight against land grabbing

“Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates, Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out!” speaks against the corrupt practices made possible by local officials and foreign companies.

In recent years, Special Agriculture and Business Leases (SABLs) – a government scheme – has been instrumental in fueling land grabs all over the country, with over 5.5 million hectares given away to foreign companies.

Considering the pre-existing logging concessions, now over 15 million hectares – more than one third of the country – are in the hands of foreign firms.