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Martha Wokma, 49, stranded, with her nephew, beside a collapsed bridge that was used by illegal loggers to bring timber out of the forest. Martha says: 'We can't take this road anymore, we can't visit our relatives and friends in other villages. The logging company made big damage to our village and environment and they never paid any compensation.' Illegal logging is having a telling environmental impact on PNG. Logging companies often corruptly obtain permissions to cut timber from its forests, and they usual operate without controls, destroying ecosystems and local people's lives.