Environmental organization Greenpeace has been given a mixed welcome in Papua New Guinea, where it campaigns again destructive industrial logging.
Pro-logging company workers, Mamusi villagers and Asian workers at the logging company Gilford, angrily told Greenpeace activists from the Esperanza ship that they should ‘get out’ of West Pomio district in East New Britain province.
Giford is a subsidiary of the Malaysian logging company, Rimbunan Hijau.
The Post Courier newspaper reports Greenpoeace received a more positive welcome at Mu Village, less than 20 minutes away by boat, where villagers had originally asked them for help.
Landowners claim the logging company continues to operate despite a court order in place to stop until ownership issues are resolved.