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Papua New Guinea - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Fourth National Report



Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

According to the World Resources Institute, 1.6% of the territory of Papua New-Guinea is currently under protection (2003). 2 Ramsar sites have been established. Furthermore, the country hosts 11, 544 high plants (142 threatened), 214 mammals (58 threatened), 414 breeding birds (32 threatened), 337 reptiles (9 threatened), 858 fishes (13 threatened), and 249 amphibians... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Dr. Wari Iamo
CBD Primary NFP
Dr. Navu Kwapena
SBSTTA NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Wari Iamo
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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