Suppliers and Waste Suppliers: All of our team in PNG are local PNG Nationals.
Before we came to PNG over 10 years ago, many of our team had little regard for the environment, using it as they had for centuries as a servant to their own needs.
Now that adventure travel relies on a pristine environment, they understand the importance of preserving the environment so that it continues to generate an income for future generations.
Waste from the Track, both for trekkers and our local porter team, is taken off the Track and sent back to Port Moresby.
In 2015 we are bring 3 physically deformed children to Australia to be operated on so that they can experience a full life back in PNG.
Waste from food such as plastics, glass and aluminium are all taken away from the Track and disposed of in Port Moresby at the local refuge station.
Trees that were once used to engrave names on are now left untouched and local fauna once captured and eaten is left alone now.
Waste management along the Kokoda Track is the single most important factor in protecting the environment. However we have installed 6 eco toilets at strategic locations along the 96km trail, that prevent human waste from seeping into the environment.
Police investigations found that the killings were arranged and backed by the whole community.
No further information was available on the status of police investigations into the following 2009 vigilante killings: the killing of a woman by a group of men in Mount Hagen, allegedly for confessing she had eaten a man's heart; the killing of a man and his son by persons from Ban village near Mount Hagen; and the killing of three men by members of a community in Sandaun Province for allegedly performing witchcraft that resulted in a fellow resident's death. Disappearance There were no reports of politically motivated disappearances. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment The constitution prohibits such practices; however, individual police members frequently beat and otherwise abused suspects during arrests and interrogations, and in pretrial detention.