The economy of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is dependent on trade, exports in particular, which rose from $985 million to $2.5 trillion during 1980–2004. Exports increased from 35% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 1986 to 48% in 2002, even increasing by more than 50% for some years. Imports exhibited moderate growth at about 30% of GDP.
Natural resource management
The contents represent the culmination of one year’s efforts, including working with the teams of six of the most advanced MPA networks in the region. The process of collecting information for this book involved activities in the field, conducting interviews, consultation workshops and interactions with stakeholders, government and non-government organizations, academic institutions and the private sector.
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One of the greatest challanges we face in protecting our islands biodiversity is how to balance the needs of the people that use it, and the future of the environment. There are many reasons why the Pacific islands way of life is endangered, it is
necessary to address these threats, all of them. Understand ing their causes will help to stop them, if it is possible or to change or adapt our way of life. It is necessary to focus on long term sustainability strategies, but in the mean time develop and carry out short term projects to address the immediate needs of our islands.