WORLD HERITAGE TENTATIVE LISTED SITES IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: REPORT ON A REVIEW OF THE SITES
“Identification” - Of the 7 nominations, only four (Sepik, Trans-Fly, Kikori, Milne Bay) had clearly identified and mapped boundaries and the remainder were limited to mostly broad geographic descriptions. This review provides recommendations for delineation of all seven areas, including some proposed adjustments to existing boundaries;
“Protection” - The Review found that only three sites had any significant amounts of formal protected areas and that since listing in 2006, little or no progress has been made in formal protection of the sites. Recommendations are made on priorities for progressing protection. “Conservation” - The Review found that there was minimal conservation management activity evident and that likely the only on-ground management activity was by customary landowners. Apart from the activities of the Kokoda Initiative, there was no evidence of direct government contribution to site management. “Presentation” - No evidence was found of any presentation activity for any of the sites. Indeed there is such a paucity of information available on the Internet that even local or national awareness of the existence of the Tentative Listed sites could be expected to be minimal. “Rehabilitation” - Apart from on-going local efforts in management of aquatic weeds in the Sepik, no evidence was found of any rehabilitation activities in any other sites.
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