The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health.
Papua New Guinea is a party to the Cartagena Protocol and this is the first national report on the country's implementation of the protocol.
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.
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This research provides information to assist PNG with the development of the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) framework. It expands the work done by Dr. Eric L Kwa (Biodiversity Law and Policy in Papua New Guinea) in 2004 for PINBio.
Considered as one of the world’s biodiversity rich countr
ies, Papua New
Guinea ranks among the megadiverse countries and the last frontiers for
biodiversity conservation. This land of diversity hosts 6
8% of the global
species, hosts one
sixth of known languages, and rivals Borneo, the Amazon
and the Congo in t
erms of biodiversity wealth. PNG comprises the eastern
half of the largest tropical island on earth, along with hundreds of smaller
PNG Threatened Endemic Plants and Animals Species. This was published as part of 5th CBD National Report.
Fifth National Report on the Species richness of PNG and world higher vertebrates
The total area in PNG gazetted under Conservation for both marine and terrestrial environments only represents about 3.8% of the country's land area.
Comparisons of the countries with the largest forest areas (representing 90% of the global primary forest area reported to FRA, 2015
Dataset that provides a direct internet link and resources pertaining to the CBD Global Coral Portal - a window to various sources of information on the status of coral reefs and the range of commitments, initiatives, and actions at different scales to protect and sustainably manage coral reefs and closely associated ecosystems in support of the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Helping Islands Adapt workshop was held in Auckland, New Zealand between the 11th and 16th of April 2010 to support regional action against invasive species on islands, in order to preserve biodiversity and adapt to climate change. It arose from decisions under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) relating to invasive alien species and island biodiversity.
Guidelines, brochures, Indicators and published work on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity which is an international treaty governing the movements of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology from one country to another.