This is our 8th edition of an annotated checklist of all recognized and named taxa of the world’s modern chelonian fauna, documenting recent changes and controversies in nomenclature through early 2017, and including all primary synonyms, updated from 7 previous checklists (Turtle Taxonomy Working Group 2007b, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014; Rhodin et al. 2008). We provide an updated comprehensive listing of taxonomy, names, and conservation status of all turtles and tortoises of the world, including detailed distribution maps.
This report presents the results of a rapid biodiversity inventory of the Bogoro Inlet and Motupore Island within the Bootless Bay (a large embayment bordering the South-eastern side of the expanding Port Moresby City), Central Province, Papua New Guinea. The biodiversity survey was conducted at Tahira on the eastern coast of Bogoro Inlet and Motupore Island which is a small island about 1km from the coastline of Tahira (see maps in the main report).
The information and data gathered from these waste audits will be used by countries in the Pacific to support the development and monitoring of waste and resource recovery projects and recommend the infrastructure and policy interventions required. The regional dataset will also be used to identify and evaluate potential regional projects that would improve waste management in the region.
These projections are presented along with confidence levels based on expert judgement by Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) scientists. The chapter concludes with a summary table of projections (Table 11.4). Important background information, including an explanation of methods and models, is provided in Chapter 1. For definitions of other terms refer to the Glossary.
In 2005, the governments of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Costa Rica first proposed the concept of reducing carbon emissions from deforestation in developing countries at the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In their submission, they noted that both were small
This chapter provides a brief description of Papua New Guinea, its past and present climate as well as projections for the future. The climate observation network and the availability of atmospheric and oceanic data records are outlined. The annual mean climate, seasonal cycles and the influences of large-scale climate features such as the West Pacific Monsoon and patterns of climate variability (e.g. the El Niño‑Southern Oscillation) are analysed and discussed.