The following walk reports may include locations subject to restricted access. It may not be open to the public and you would not be authorised to visit the location without approval of the landowner. Our walking groups obtain permission where required for these walks.
Film Website - www.bikpelabagarap.com Bikpela Bikpela Bagarap reveals the human face of logging in Papua New Guinea. The story is told through the voice of regular villagers, without narration. It is a tale of exploitation and broken promises, where local people are treated as second-rate citizens in their own country by Malaysian logging companies and corrupt politicians. Customary landowners are forced into signing documents they don’t understand, for the promise of “development” - fresh water, health and education, but these essential services are rarely provided. Instead, their traditional hunting ground is destroyed, waterways polluted, and their way of life ruined forever.