The land in Papua New Guinea is almost entirely controlled by local communities with very little private ownership. Yet a legal loophole has allowed foreign companies to log and export tropical wood from the country against the wishes of the customary owners of the land. Now, a successful court challenge will return thousands of hectares to villagers. Frederic Mousseau is author of the report "The Great Timber Heist" for the Oakland Institute. He speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams.
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