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Papua New Guinea - Main Details

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

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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. (WRI)

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