What you can do for the Forests of New Guinea

You’ve discovered the area, its wildlife and peoples.

You read about the problems.

Take the next step - join us in our conservation work.

You can:
Bennett's tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus) on the branch of a tree. The Bennett's ... / ©: WWF-Canon / Martin Harvey
A tree kangaroo at home in its natural habitat. New Guinea.
© WWF-Canon / Martin Harvey

Buy

Good Wood. Wood that has been responsibly harvested and traded according to standards - not from timber taken illegally from New Guinea's forests.
As consumers, we are driving the timber industry to keep on supplying the market with products from ever-shrinking forests.

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

Where to find these products? Try here:

Don't buy

Many of us a have a weak spot for animals and plants - especially if we can take them home with us.
But global demand for rare and exotic pets fuels much of the illegal collection and smuggling from places such as New Guinea.

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

Travel

For your next holidays, we have a great plan for you. A plan that unfolds in the stunning Sepik region of northwestern Papua New Guinea.
Download this brochure to find out what you can do, see, eat and  live in this incredible part of the world, while making sure that your travel impact is a positive one - for you, the local people and the ecosystems they rely on.

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If you wish to specifically support WWF's work in the Forests of New Guinea, please contact Paul Chatterton in Papua New Guinea.

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