Draft Report prepared led by the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit from the University of London in association with the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council and Commonwealth Foundation & the financial support from AUSAID and the UK Department for International Development. Marta Lang, a Consultant to the Commonwealth Foundation prepared the Report and tour
The corals reefs of Australia and Papua New Guinea cover 19% of the world’s total reef area and contain levels of biological diversity approaching the ‘hot spots’ of the Philippines and Indonesia; Human pressures on these reefs are lower than in other parts of the world (particularly SE Asia).
Consists of environmental assessments for PNG's National Fisheries Authority. Environmental Assessments were prepared by the Project Implementation Unit of NFA’s Coastal Fisheries Management and Development Project
Papua New Guinea is committed to the establishment of a network of marine protected areas
to fulfil national and international commitments. In order to assist this, the conservation
priority areas analysis identified a range of areas of high conservation interest in the PNG
marine environment, based on the principles of comprehensiveness, adequacy,
representation and resilience (CARR). The analysis collated available national-scale data on
biodiversity features and biodiversity surrogates.
The National Fisheries Authority, under Section 28 of the Fisheries Management
Act 1998 and by Section 4 (1) of The Fisheries (Torres Strait Protected Zone) Act
1984, Chapter 411 set out the Torres Strait and Western Province tropical rock
lobster Management Plan. This plan takes effect from the date of notification in
the National Gazette.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a total land area of 462,000 square kilometers (km2), making
it the largest Pacific island country. Its exclusive economic zone at 3.12 million km2 is the
world’s second largest. The country’s sparsely distributed population of only 7 million
makes PNG’s population density of approximately 9 people per km2 the lowest in the South
PNG’s principal marine and coastal ecosystems include 13,840 km2 of coral reefs, 4,200 km2
of mangrove swamp forests, and extensive seagrass beds. The country is home to at least 500