Sepik Wetlands Management Initiative has promoted crocodile and wetlands conservation work in the Sepik (longest river on the island of New Guinea) through various strategies. These have included raising community awareness of the importance of wetlands and wetland resources; the facilitation of a sustainable crocodile egg harvesting program between community members and a commercial collector; increasing local awareness of and taking action on controlling the spread of invasive species; crocodile population monitoring; and developing community-driven wetlands and wetland resources management plans.
The link between community participation in conservation and the viability of livelihood activities based on natural resource management has been at the centre of SWMI’s work.
Contact phone: Tel: +1 212 906-6691
|Publisher||PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority|
|Modified||19 July 2021|
|Release Date||19 July 2021|
|Author||United Nations Development Program|
|Contact Name||Environment and Energy Group, UNDP|