This publication is a consolidated list of protected fauna of Papua New Guinea, compiled from Fauna (Protection and Control) Act 1976 and the subsequent amendments. Fauna (Protection and Control) Act was enacted in 1966 and amalgamated into the revised laws in 1976 after the independence of PNG. This Act is solely confined to protecting animals (birds and mammals). The protected species listing under the Fauna (Protection and Control) Act is done by the National Gazette notifications. All protected fauna are the property of the State.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is committed to the establishment of a network of protected areas to fulfil national and international commitments.
A Basic Education For All (EFA) is critical if all citizens are to participate in a modern society. This is a
right for all children, both boys and girls, in Papua New Guinea as stated in the National Constitution. A
basic education is essential for the personal development of all people to provide them with the skills and
knowledge to improve their quality of life.