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 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

This Protected Areas Policy Implementation Plan (PAPIP) aims to guide organizations, agencies and resource owning communities of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to collaborate and harmonize their sustainability efforts
towards developing new protected areas (PA) in PNG.

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 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Protected areas of papua new guinea

^Varirata National Park is PNGs first protected area, declared in 1969 (©Biatus Bito).

Customary landowners, custodians of 97% of land in PNG, recognise many areas of land and sea as “tambu” – areas of special spiritual significance. Customary landownership is therefore integral to PNGs 2.1 million hectares in its 59 protected areas. Protected areas sustain livelihoods, help maintain culture, provide tourism opportunities, store carbon, and protect biodiversity.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,   National Fisheries Authority of Papua New Guinea

Coral Triangle documents

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 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,   National Fisheries Authority of Papua New Guinea ,  PNG Forestry Authority,  PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

Biodiversity Conservation of terrestrial and amrine ecosystems

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 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

A method for assessing effectiveness in Papua New Guinea’s protected areas