Biodiversity value of regenerating forests in Papua New Guinea
Biodiversity value of regenerating forests in Papua New Guinea
The NGO based and working from Madang Province was approved a full grant of a total of US$41,015.63 during the NSC meeting held on the 01st May 2015. The grant will be used to implement a project titled ‘Biodiversity Value of Regenerating Forests in Papua New Guinea’. The result of this project will clarify conservation issues and also try proving the potential of Secondary Forests in terms of its capability to sustain biodiversity or its potential to store carbon. The project will undertake a scientific research, which will assess the value of regrowth tropical forests in respect to providing suitable habitats for old-growth species and carbon assessments. Four pilot sites have been identified, i.e. (1)Wanang Conservation Area, (2) Ohu Conservation Area, (3) Kau Wildlife Management Area, (4) Baiteta Village, all in Madang Province. Research methodology will involve collection of species data for sampling. Species focus will be birds, frogs, butterflies, moths and plants. Research results will be documented in booklets for awareness purposes to the nearby communities.

The outcome of the scientific research will complement findings of other organizations working on REDD+ and further assist PNG with the development of its national REDD+ policy framework.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
New Guinea Binatang Research Centre
Country:
Papua new guinea
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 41,015.63
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 26,692.74
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
PNG/SGP/OP5/Y4/STAR/BD/15/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Linkages gef projects
No
Planning gef grant
No
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 10700
Biophysical
Number of national policies informed in climate change focal area 1
Empowerment
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 1

Grantee Contact

Mr Pagi Toko
Phone: 6754233258
Email: ptoko@binatang.org.pg
 

Address

P. O Box 604, Madang Province
Madang , Momase , 511

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Jenny Wakfen
Email:
Ms. Tamalis Akus
Phone:
+675 321 2877 Ext. 204
Fax:
+675 321 1224
Email:

Address

UNDP, P.O. Box 1041
Port Moresby, Pacific, 121