Biological Survey of Western Schraders Range
Biological Survey of Western Schraders Range
The Western Schraders Range is located along the Bismark Highlands/ Ramu Basin. "From PNG's highest summit to one of its richest lowland alluvial forests. The Ramu supports extensive areas of lowland rainforest (including swamp forests), some of which is developed on ultrabasic parent rock. The only known locality of Lauterbachia (Monimiaceae)" (J.F. Swartzendruber 1993.Papua New Guinea Needs Assessment Synopsis Report). The primary objective of this survey is to measure the plant biodiversity and determine the vegetation types along an altutudinal gradient within the proposed conservation area.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Madang Research Institute Inc.
Country:
Papua new guinea
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 15,789.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
PNG/03/43
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Again, the rarity of sgp enables it to work through local communities and a fine example is this project which bring local people to expand their traditional knowledge with information of their biodiversity and participate in promoting awarenesss of the global environment.
Gender Focus
Survey team involves the students and local scientists as well as the youth and older generations. Due to the remoteness and little or no outside interactions every now and then, this area is still intact with its traditional customary lifestyle, which mostly involves the decision making by the men folks.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Mr. Steven Mr. Steven Kadam, Mr. Lawong Balun
Phone: C/-(675)852 2789,
 

Address

MRI, PO Box 2101, Madang
Madang , MADANG ,
 

Website

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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