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Department of Environment and Conservation

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) was established in 1985. Its mission (approved by the National Executive Council on 22 August 1989) is to ensure natural and physical resources are managed to sustain environmental quality and human well-being.

The key legislations administered by the Department are:

Environmental Planning Act 1978

Environmental Contaminants Act 1978

Conservation Areas Act 1978

National Parks Act 1982

International Trade (Fauna & Flora) Act 1979

Fauna (Protection and Control) Act 1966

Crocodile Trade (Protection) Act 1974

Water Resources Act 1982

It also has an important role under the Forests Act 1992.

"Effectively Managing our Fisheries and Marine Resources for Sustainable and Equitable Benefits"


Coral bleaching

Field Value
Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, National Fisheries Authority of Papua New Guinea
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier e1f4c277-d942-4519-bf69-1578d7e0ddf0
License Public
[Open Data]