Community Confusion and Despair
The SABL process has created confusion and despair. The communities have not participated or been consulted in the process. In the wake of the policy, there has been inter clan violence as once close communities become divided.
Canopy Watch discusses the state of New Hanover politicized culture at its work shop. It is clear that even in a post SABL Papua New Guinea New Hanover is scarred and still at the mercy of the industrialized logging industry.