GM welcomes fishing ban

General Manager (GM) of Moorings Hotel, Joe Tamata has welcomed the banning of fishing all along the coast of Port Vila Harbour saying it is a tremendous boost to enable the lagoon to replenish itself of marine life, as well as…

Tabloid Jubi reported the permits cover a combined area larger than 400 square kilometres. It said major parts of these areas were still covered in pristine rainforests. The permits were facilitated by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry which claimed they were…
Oil palm licenses revoked in Papua’s Merauke

Local government in Merauke regency of Indonesia’s Papua province has pulled a number of oil palm licences in what’s being called a victory for the environment. In recent years, tens of thousands of hectares of native forest have been lost…