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World Forestry: Forestry Development in Papua New Guinea

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Abstract:

Forests cover nearly 90 million acres or about 80 percent of the land surface of Papua New Guinea. Although other major countries of the region, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, have more forest area. Papua New Guinea's small population and domestic market have caused the government to encourage exports. Primarily because of slack international markets, the results to date have been disappointing, and the government is modifying its policy.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Assistant Director, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Madison, Wisconsin

Publication date: March 1, 1980

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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