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19 July 2021 | dataset

Sepik wetlands management initiative

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

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Sepik Wetlands Management Initiative

The initiative’s main activities are centered…

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Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
Modified 11 February 2022
Release Date 19 July 2021
Source URL
Identifier 1139faec-cec0-4096-9e1b-a6ab5a554f39
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Papua New Guinea
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author United Nations Development Program
Contact Name Environment and Energy Group, UNDP