The PNG Eco-Forestry Forum has two court injunctions in place preventing RH from logging over a million hectares of forest in Western Province, which the Forum says has been unlawfully allocated to RH.
In 2006, Forests Trends published a summary of five separate government commissioned reviews of the forest industry conducted between 2000 and 2005. That summary found that:
The overriding conclusion from the Government of Papua New Guinea’s own forestry review process, however, is that although all timber harvesting operations may be officially licensed, there are serious issues of legal non-compliance at almost every stage in the development and management of these projects. For these reasons the majority of forestry operations cannot credibly be characterized as complying with national laws and regulations and are therefore ‘unlawful.’
The Forest Trends report can be downloaded as a pdf file below