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.
Madang Research Institute Inc.
Papua new guinea
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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.
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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|Mr. Mr. Steven Mr. Steven Kadam, Mr. Lawong Balun|
|Phone: C/-(675)852 2789,|
MRI, PO Box 2101, Madang
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