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Planting trees for land, life and family

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2017-05

VIDEO - 7 minutes
This is the story of Ogab El, one of the most passionate tree growers in Papua New Guinea (PNG). A man whose father together with other local leaders gave the rights over their forests to a logging company, which resulted in the obliteration of thousands of hectares of biodiversity rich forests in the Gogol Valley in Madang province. A man who once worked for the same logging company, but after seeing the destruction it wrought on the forests realised his mistake. A man who will tell anyone prepared to listen that the future of his people now lies in growing trees, not in cutting down the natural forests.

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