The Rimbunan Hijau Group in the forests of Papua New Guinea

Gabriel, Jennifer, and Wood, Michael (2015) The Rimbunan Hijau Group in the forests of Papua New Guinea. Journal of Pacific History, 50 (3). pp. 322-343.

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Adding to the existing literature on the history of forestry policy and reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG), this paper focuses on the Malaysian Rimbunan Hijau Group (RH) – the largest actor in PNG's forest industry. Rimbunan Hijau's dominant presence since the 1980s has been accompanied by allegations of illegality, corruption and human rights abuses. This paper outlines RH's initial involvement in PNG's forestry sector and discusses some of the more controversial aspects of its engagement with concession acquisition processes and public policy, as well as its responses.

Item ID: 39431
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-9605
Keywords: Rimbunan Hijau, Papua New Guinea, forestry, timber, policy, governance
Funders: James Cook University, Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 01:26
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160101 Anthropology of Development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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