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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Students reminded to conserve water

Students reminded to conserve water
WCS New Ireland Program commemorated the World Water Day with two schools in Kavieng town last month. The event was celebrated on its annual internati...

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Mussau turtles face rough seas

Mussau turtles face rough seas
Mussau Island in New Island Province lies 160 kilometres north of Kavieng and is well known for having a large population of green turtles. Howev...

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Meet Ambroise Brenier: New Country Director
Ambroise Brenier is the new country director for the WCS PNG program.He joined the Goroka head office at the beginning of this year with his wife and ...

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Friday, February 03, 2017

Seeking applicants for vacancy in Manus

Seeking applicants for vacancy in Manus
WCS Manus field office has a vacant post to fill. This position will be confirmed once funding is made available. Position:   ...

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Vacancies available for Manus and New Ireland
WCS PNG has two vacancies to fill with our Manus and New Ireland offices respectively. In Manus we have a vacancy for a Marine Biologist. In earl...

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Conservation of 'Bilas' vital for PNG culture
We have a campaign to “Strongim kastom – Lukautim Bilas Bilong Yu,” for the 60th Goroka Cultural show this weekend from the 16th &nd...

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Water Sustains Livelihoods

Water Sustains Livelihoods
Three primary schools in New Ireland province celebrated this year’s World Water Week with a stream of fun and activities with the Wildlife Cons...

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Students environmental efforts recognized
Three student groups were awarded token of appreciation for their efforts in writing the best essays and poem during the World Environment day celebra...

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Islanders get Food Security training

Islanders get Food Security training
Addressing food security is a key project activity for WCS PNG.WCS recently completed a soil fertility and pests & diseases management training with 7...

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

New REDD+ report released

New REDD+ report released
WCS PNG programme has published a major report in relation to the country’s national circumstances for implementing REDD+ (reducing emissions fr...

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Digital media used to tell climate change stories
A project to help rural communities in five provinces in the country tell their climate change stories is underway with two island villages in New Ire...

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Communities engaged in developing fisheries management plans
Prohibiting destructive fishing practices, closing fish spawning aggregation sites, minimum size limits, no-take areas and rotational harvesting of so...

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Australian Government supports environmental education programme
WCS will be undertaking a new programme of environmental education work in New Ireland Province thanks to support from the Australian Government Direc...

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Community projects launched in Central Manus
Villagers in Central Manus celebrated the opening of four community projects and the signing of new conservation agreements with WCS recently in order...

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

WCS heads REDD+ finance tracking report

WCS heads REDD+ finance tracking report
A report on finance tracking of activities aimed at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in Papua New Guinea was recen...

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Coastal Hazards Assessment report released

Coastal Hazards Assessment report released
A coastal hazard assessment of Manus and New Ireland provinces, undertaken by WCS, has identified that local people and decision makers have a low awa...

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Manus schools receive climate change resource materials
Four primary schools in the Pomuti, Ndrehet, Kurti and Andra Local Level Government (PNKA LLG) of Manus Province were the first lot to receive climate...

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New Ireland schools get Mangrove and Climate Change resource books
Teachers in New Ireland province will now be able to teach students in primary and secondary schools the importance of mangroves and climate change.Th...

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Understanding nature and culture in PNG

Understanding nature and culture in PNG
It’s the time of the year again when we celebrate our independence as a nation by donning our traditional bilas and proudly displaying our cultu...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

World Mangrove Day observed

World Mangrove Day observed
Last month WCS New Ireland was among stakeholders and conservation partners who celebrated the World Mangrove Day with local community based organisat...

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Centre equip students with learning resources
The recently launched WCS Climate Change Educational Resource Centre in Kavieng opened its doors to its first excursion group this month (August).A gr...

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Biodiversity survey exposes 13 new species
Findings from the 2014 expedition on PNG’s remote northern most islands of Manus and Mussau have been published.The project was funded by the Critical...

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Harnessing Wisdom of the Crowd for conservation in PNG
The Manus Green Tree Snail is now listed as “Near Threatened” in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) compreh...

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Climate change measure: Atoll farming

Climate change measure: Atoll farming
WCS is working with island communities in Manus Province to introduce and train them the gardening techniques called ‘atoll farming’.Atoll farming is ...

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Sea level-rise mapping crucial for coastal communities
Two coastal communities from the Tigak Group of Islands in northern New Ireland Province recently completed a predictive sea level rise mapping exerci...

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Climate Change Resource Centre launched in Kavieng
WCS PNG opened a new Climate Change Education Resource Centre in its Kavieng office today (30th April, 2015).Director of the Fisheries and Marine Reso...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

World Earth Day today

World Earth Day today
WCS celebrates Earth Day today to highlight the need for environmental protection in Papua New Guinea and around the world.Our theme is ‘to not let th...

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BBC Earth has more on Manus/Mussau Biodiversity surveys
Further work from WCS’s biodiversity surveys on Manus and Mussau Island has confirmed that this work uncovered at least a dozen new species. Som...

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Intern completes “Jungle Histology” to help with fisheries management research
How do you tell if a mud crab is reproductively mature? And why do you need to know this?WCS intern, Mildred Kelokelo, based in Kavieng, has just comp...

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First 3D Modelling workshop with partner community a success
WCS Goroka recently completed its first ever participatory 3D modelling workshop with locals of the Miruma Upper Asaro Rural Local Level Government (L...

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Locals involved in small-scale fisheries management activities
Island communities in New Ireland province have been actively involved in a range of fisheries-related activities that the WCS Marine program in Kavie...

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Real PNG dragons

Real PNG dragons
Have you ever seen a dragon breathe fire? I guess it’s a no! Yet, you may have come across a dragon many times and not known it!There was a fair amoun...

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We celebrate World Wildlife Day with partners
Today marks the World Wildlife Day.We were honoured to have been a part of the World Wildlife Day celebrations in Port Moresby over the weekend that w...

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Intern succeeds in scuba diving

Intern succeeds in scuba diving
As a person whose passion lies in agriculture and the land, WCS New Ireland’s intern Sammie Waru had never thought that diving would set him off on a ...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New CFs for WCS New Ireland.

New CFs for WCS New Ireland.
The WCS New Ireland team has recruited new community facilitators (CFs) to be the bridge between its work and partner communities in the province.Ten ...

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ikundi teachers get training

Ikundi teachers get training
Two elementary teachers from one of WCS PNG’s most remote project sites completed two days of training with local partner and conservation organisatio...

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

MARSH auditors visit WCS New Ireland

MARSH auditors visit WCS New Ireland
Mangroves are an important forest ecosystem for many coastal communities in Papua New Guinea.Conservation of this forest ecosystem for sustainable har...

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

WCS New Ireland takes on board two interns

WCS New Ireland takes on board two interns
WCS New Ireland team has engaged two graduates from the University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) Vudal Campus for a one year internship ...

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Volunteer joins WCS New Ireland

Volunteer joins WCS New Ireland
She might be new to the place but she feels at home.Volunteer, Sarah Lawless (pictured) joined the WCS PNG New Ireland program in October and says she...

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WCS scientists discovers new species and an important PNG haven for wildlife
A month long expedition undertaken by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to PNG’s remote northern most islands of Manus Province and Mussau Islan...

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Scientists out on biodiversity field surveys
As part of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s ongoing conservation efforts in the Melanesia region, a team of internationally renowned scientists, WC...

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Mangrove guide now available

Mangrove guide now available
Coastal communities in the country will now benefit from a recently published community-based mangrove planting handbook.The country’s only female man...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Colgate Palmolive partners with WCS PNG

Colgate Palmolive partners with WCS PNG
Colgate Palmolive Limited today delivered posters and boxes of Colgate toothbrushes and toothpastes to the WCS PNG’s Goroka office.This follows a mutu...

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PAU students get in-dept training on mangrove ecosystem
Mangrove ecosystems are a vital habitat for coastal communities providing an important source of coastal protection, timber resources, and fish nurser...

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Job opportunities available for WCS Kavieng office
The Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea program (WCS PNG) seeks applications for four positions based in the organisation’s New Ireland tea...

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Clan boundary mapping (CBM) continues in Manus
WSC PNG has continued its work on clan boundary mapping (CBM) in the central region of Manus Island. The purpose of the mapping is to assist local com...

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Study on the use of Pesquet parrots' feathers for traditional adornment underway
Traditional bilas (adornment) has been a part of the Papua New Guinean culture for centuries. The use of bird’s feathers was and is still the mo...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Double celebration for team leader

Double celebration for team leader
WCS PNG programme recently celebrated a milestone following the announcement of one of its employee as a recipient of the 2014 WCS Global Employee rec...

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Handover of clan mapping results to communities in Manus Province
WCSPNG is implementing a Village-REDD+ demonstration activity on Manus Island inthe largest remaining area of forest in the Admiralty Islands. REDD+ (...

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Completion of small-scale fisheries management workshop in New Ireland
WCS is working with supportfrom the David & Lucille Packard Foundation on a program to enable localcommunities to manage small-scale fisheries in ...

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New species of damselfly from the Hindenburg Wall
A strikingly beautiful blue damselfly (a close relative of thedragonfly) named Hylaeargia lisae is the first newspecies to be scientifically described...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

WCS Marine field course

WCS Marine field course
WCS’s New Ireland program recently completed its Marine Field Coursewith all 21 students successfully attending this three week course duringNov...

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A Map for Reef Relief

A Map for Reef Relief
Coral reefs have a lot of reasons to be stressed out. Climate change, pollution, ultra-violet rays, coastal run-off and rough weather all ta...

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

On the Trail of a Monotreme

On the Trail of a Monotreme
Experts have called the long-beaked echidna impossible to study, but the challenge didn’t deter Muse D. Opiang. The Wildlife Conservation Societ...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Hope for Coral Triangle

New Hope for Coral Triangle
The world’s epicenter for sea life, the 1.6 billion acre Coral Triangle region got a big boost from the leaders of six heads of state. On May 15...

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