What you can do for the Forests of New Guinea
The forests of New Guinea are no exception. Reports state that 70% of the total volume of timber that leaves Papua Province, Indonesia each year is illegal. A lot of this timber makes its way to China, and part of it is processed into flooring for European markets.
You can buy timber products and protect Papua's forests. Look for products that are certified with the "FSC" symbol - a proof of responsibly sourced wood. Find out more here: WWF Good Wood guide
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Find out some of the New Guinea species at risk from trade and do the right thing - do not buy them. Their real home are the forests.
Find out about species at risk from trade in Southeast Asia