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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.


By 2050 the population of New Britain will be more than 1.9 million people, more than three times the current
population. In addition, the looming threat of climate change and, in particular, periods of drought and sea
level events will pose further challenges. The foundation for a climate resilient future for New Britain will be to
ensure the ecological integrity of the land and sea, in order to continue the provision of ecosystem goods
and services which can support the growing demands of the society and the economy. A key climate change
adaptation strategy for New Britain and a natural insurance policy against future impacts will be to ensure
food security and freshwater security from the land and sea for 2050. Ensuring food security from the land
will require securing sufficient land to support food production for local communities. Food security from
the sea will require sufficient marine conservation areas to replenish local fish stocks, and to maintain water
quality of nearshore waters.

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Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
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Identifier 36caab35-803e-4344-bdc5-71e583c5dc0f
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author CEPA
Contact Name Nate Peterson
Contact Email [email protected]