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SOCIOECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF VILLAGES IN THE TIGAK AND TSOI ISLANDS, NORTHERN NEW IRELAND PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Since 2014, WCS PNG have been working with 11 communities in New Ireland province to establish fisheries management plans. The two year process has involved numerous information exchange initiatives between WCS and communities to establish the requisite information environment for management that meets ecological and socioeconomic objectives. Key to this process has been the collection of socioeconomic data and information though household and key informant interviews, of which 373 and 68 were conducted, respectively. Survey instruments were designed to address information needs according to the following four themes: 1) demographics; 2) fishing activities; 3) marine resource dependency, and; 4) factors influencing the capacity and willingness of communities to undertake and comply with fisheries management. Surveys were conducted to assemble baseline data for current and future WCS projects and to inform the development and implementation of fisheries management rules.
MARKET SURVEY OF MANGROVE SHELLFISH FROM NORTHERN NEW IRELAND PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA AN
Artisanal fishing is typically associated with small‐scale independent seafood harvesters using traditional low‐technology fishing gear to supply seafood for local demands, both subsistence and commercial (generally at local markets). Artisanal fishers are further typified by harvesting seafood (which usually has limited processing) in coastal areas and may do so on a full‐time, part‐time or opportunistic basis. While artisanal fishing is practiced all over the world it is especially important in the coastal tropics due to high population densities in these areas and the reliance of many communities on natural resources as a source of income and food.
ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC ASSESMENT OF THE MUD CRAB FISHERY IN NORTHERN NEW IRELAND PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
The majority of mud crabs (Scylla spp.) harvested in the northern New Ireland region are sold through the Kavieng market. The Wildlife Conservation Society undertook a market survey over 2014/15 to collect data on the social, economic and biological dimensions of the fishery spanning the Tigak and Tsoi islands plus mainland New Ireland. Comparing fishery health indicators across harvesting grounds was a key objective. During the survey, 359 vendors were interviewed on 38 separate days and biological data were collected from 3,195 crabs. A similar survey conducted by WCS in 2012/13 enabled temporal comparisons for some variables.
PNG national REDD+ circumstances report 2016 e
A report on PNG's circumstances for implementing REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation including the promotion of activities that enhance forest carbon stocks) and for understanding the key direct and indirect factors that are driving deforestation and forest degradation in the country.
An estimate of above-ground carbon stock in tropical rainforest on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
Forest carbon emission mitigation schemes seek to protect tropical forest, combat effects of climate change, and offer potential cash and development opportunities. Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDDþ) projects based on a foundation of accurate carbon stock assessment provide such an opportunity for Papua New Guinea. The objective of this study was to quantify the carbon stock of the central forests of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, and identify factors that underpin any observed variation within it.
A Forest Trends REDDX Report
This report presents the findings from the first round of REDD+ finance tracking in Papua New Guinea (PNG) under the REDDX initiative through Forest Trends. The REDDX initiative is the first comprehensive attempt to track and report on financial commitments and disbursements for REDD+ activities in PNG. REDDX was conducted in PNG through a partnership between Forest Trends and the Wildlife Conservation Society PNG Program, in collaboration with PNG’s Office of Climate Change and Development.
Managing coastal hazards briefing note WCS
A brief on the Coastal Hazards assessment report
PNG Coastal CCA Field Report
This report summarizes a field exercise conducted in Manus and New Ireland Provinces of Papua New Guinea to assess coastal hazards and provide an overview of the possible solutions, opportunities, barriers and constraints for sustainable coastal protection and climate change adaptation. The report makes recommendations for facilitating sustainable coastal development based on interviews with local government officials, stake-holder workshops and field visits.
Whitmore (ed) 2015 A Rapid Biodiversity Survey of Papua New Guinea’s Manus and Mussau Islands
From this Rapid Biodiversity Survey of Manus and Mussau Islands of Papua New Guinea a grand total of 13 new or undescribed species were identified.
2015 Hindenburg Wall Biodiversity Assessment Report
The Hindenburg Wall, along with the Muller Range and Nakanai Mountains, is a part of a proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site called The Sublime Karst of Papua New Guinea (Hamilton-Smith 2006). This survey document reports on a biodiversity assessment undertaken by the Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea (WCS), financed by the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program Ltd (PNGSDP), and undertaken in partnership with the Papua New Guinea Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). The aim of this project was to conduct a series of biological surveys in the region by a WCS-led team of international and national taxonomic experts in order to investigate the biodiversity values in light of the area being a proposed UNESCO World Heritage Area.
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