This report contributes to the development of a marine gap analysis for Papua New Guinea’s marine area. ” The gap analysis identifies conservation priorities throughout Papua New Guinea’s marine area to inform protected area
planning, environmental impact assessment and other biodiversity conservation interventions.
This document represents a synthesis of the expertise, knowledge and views of leading experts in marine protected area (MPA) network design and implementation. It is intended to be useful to countries and their various organizations in helping them build effective networks of MPAs. Not only does it provide a wealth of real-life examples from around the globe, it outlines the steps necessary to turn political ambitions into reality.