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 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

A conservation planning study in Papua New Guinea (PNG) addresses the role of
biodiversity surrogates and biodiversity targets, in the context of the trade-offs required
for planning given real-world costs and constraints. In a trade-offs framework, surrogates
must be judged in terms of their success in predicting general biodiversity
complementarity values – the amount of additional biodiversity an area can contribute to
a protected set. Wrong predictions of low complementarity (and consequent allocation of

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Research paper which provides overview of how villagers have intensified agricultural systems in Papua New Guinea

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

This report describes some of the challenges for biodiversity planning arise from a study in Papua New Guinea, but apply equally to biodiversity planning in general. These are;

* the best use of available data for providing biodiversity surrogate information

* the integration of representatives and persistence goals into the area prioritization process

* implications for the implementation of a conservation plan over time.