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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:13 PM

Greenpeace report exposes land sell-off

Source: UPI

Greenpeace report exposes land sell-off

A Greenpeace report says million of acres of land in Papua New Guinea have been given to foreign-owned corporations and unrepresentative landowner companies.

Published: Aug. 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Greenpeace report says that more than 12.35 million acres of customary-owned land in Papua New Guinea have been "given away" to foreign-owned corporations and unrepresentative landowner companies.

The report, called "Up for Grabs," points to a concession introduced by Papua New Guinea's Somare government in 2003 called Special Agricultural and Business Leases, which it says were often awarded without the permission of customary landowners.

Greenpeace says 75 percent of the leases are foreign-owned and some of the biggest beneficiaries are Australian and Malaysian logging companies.

Papua New Guinea has the world's third largest tropical forest. But a 2008 satellite study, citing the rapid deforestation, indicated that more than half of PNG's trees could by lost by 2021, The Guardian newspaper reports.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2012/08/01/Greenpeace-report-exposes-land-sell-off/UPI-83601343846650/#ixzz22K73WIBe

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:32 PM

1. When will the madness end.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:25 PM

2. They will scrape every last resource we have bare before they are done. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:21 PM

3. Where do the rich intend to live and spend their money once the entire planet...

 

becomes so violent that we can't live, build or move on the surface?

Is Soylent Green better when it's made from the rich?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:44 PM

4. It's time for the Stewards of the Earth

to stand up to the greedy MotherFrackers. Maybe we can bend the arc of evolution.

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