Activists from all over the world have petitioned Papua New Guinea not to
grant a license to Vitroplant to clear Woodlark Island’s rainforests for oil
palm plantations, Post Courier reports.
A letter officially written to prime minister, Sir Michael Somare has been
circulated from countries in Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand,
Asian countries and the Pacific including Papua New Guinea.
This letter has been copied to the PNG embassies, the department of agriculture
and livestock, Investment Promotion Authority, Office of Information and
Communication and Department of Treasury.
The letter reads: “I am writing to protest your Government’s granting of a
license to Vitroplant to clear Woodlark Island’s rainforests for oil palm
“This will turn a biodiverse, carbon rich paradise into a big lifeless
monoculture and environmental disaster. Please ensure this project’s approval is ...