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.
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.
Papua New Guinea is committed to Sustainable Development through its StaRS Strategy and Vision 2050. PNG has also signed up to Rio Conventions and supplement agreements and protocols which needs monitoring and evaluation. Sustainable Development Goals are very important as it simplifies the Sustainable Development approaches.
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
This Operational Manual is one such tool that will assist in standardizing and
streamlining the administrative process for handling of the environmental applications.
It is important that officers use this manual as a guide for responding to each step in the
Operational Manual is a dynamic and evolving document that should be continually
improved as situations arise to meet the new demands. At the same time, the improved
efficiency that is anticipated from the use of the manual would assist DEC to function
The water systems of the world — aquifers, lakes, rivers, large marine ecosystems, and open ocean — sustain the
In light of the many existing guidebooks already available to support CBA (cost benefit analysis), this document is intended only as an introductory guide with a focus on the practical application of CBA in the Pacific. It indicates key questions and issues to address but it does not explain the theoretical concepts underpinning CBA.
A list of international and regional multilateral environmental agreements in which each of the Pacific Island country is a party/signatory of. This is useful for SPREP activities and planning