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Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights, Inc. CELCOR Charity Profile
CELCOR is a public interest law NGO which was founded in February 2000 by Mr. Damien Ase with the assistance of Dr. Owen Lynch, the director for law and communities program for International Environmental Law (CIEL). The main aim of CELCOR is to provide legal assistance to landowners affected by large scale environmentally destructive projects including industrial logging, mining and oil palm plantation developments and and to promote community based natural resource management through promotion of effective law and policies. CELCOR now has seventeen (17) full-time staff including six (6) lawyers and has interacted with communities in thirteen provinces in Papua New Guinea.
Dedicated to promoting and defending environmental and customary rights in PNG through law and advocacy and to ensure sustainable resource management for the benefit of present and future generations.