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Protecting the unique biodiversity of PNG's Manus Island

Protecting the unique biodiversity of PNG's Manus Island
(April 04, 2019) Fifty-two clans from Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have renewed a pact to protect the island's last remaining tract of indigenous rainforest.The clans together own 43,000 hectares in the island's centre, and they've opted to conserve it rather than bow to the pressures of logging and mining.They were mustered by the NGO, Wildlife Conservation Society, whose PNG director, Ambroise Brenier, says Manus Island is a biodiversity hotspot with species found nowhere else on the planet.Dr Brenier told ...

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Manus Island Indigenous Communities Renew Conservation Agreements to Protect Their Forests

Manus Island Indigenous Communities  Renew Conservation Agreements to Protect Their Forests
(March 21, 2019) Fifty-two clans on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), recently renewed conservation agreements to protect 43,000 Hectares of their forested land areas.The renewal of these conservation agreements, that were first initiated in 2014 with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), represent an ongoing commitment by local communities to conserve two-thirds of the Great Central Forest on Manus Island for their long-term livelihood sustenance.Located north of the island of New Guinea, Manus Island ha...

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In Papua New Guinea, an Indigenous Tribe’s Journey to Protect its Forest

In Papua New Guinea, an Indigenous Tribe’s Journey to Protect its Forest
(November 20, 2018) The protected area will contribute to the protection of the Bismarck Range forest, a contiguous intact forest corridor in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s top seven regions for the highest plant diversity and an area supporting the highest mammal and amphibian species richness and endemism in the country.Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s least developed nations, is home to the largest remaining rainforests outside the Congo and Amazon. This forest is u...

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Papua New Guinea Commits to New Marine Protected Area

Papua New Guinea Commits to New Marine Protected Area
(November 06, 2018) WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper issued the following statement on the announcement of 7,500 square kilometers of new marine protected areas in Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Sea:“We applaud the Government of Papua New Guinea for its recently announced commitment to protect an enormous expanse of one of the world’s natural wonders: the Bismarck Sea. Papua New Guinea is already well known as a land of great cultural diversity and home to the famous birds of paradise...

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