Chopping Down Trees
To Save The Forest

Produced by the Rainforest Information Centre ©1998
written, directed etc by
John Seed & Neil Pike

Papua New Guinea (or PNG) contains much tropical rainforest and like everywhere else in the world it is under threat. This is the story of an attempt to save forest by reaching land-holders BEFORE the logging companies and offering them a sustainable forestry management plan and low impact portable sawmills (the walkabout or wokabout sawmill). The result- a small area of forest is sustainably harvested and thousands of hectares are protected. Featuring John Seed, Chris Holt, Mark Broomhall, Penny Young & Sasa Zibe.