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19 July 2021 | dataset

PAPUA NEW GUINEA COUNTRY REPORT Status of Mangrove Wetland Protection and Sustainable Use in Papua New Guinea

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.


PNG Country Report was published in 2006 or earlier. Reports the progress on mangrove wetland protection and sustainable use of these areas in PNG

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Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier fbf09e91-083a-4148-98a4-a632b2a69d8e
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location PNG
Language English
License Private
[Open Data]
Author Tunou Sabuin
Contact Name Paul Anderson
Contact Email [email protected]