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Southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea: A Biodiversity Assessment

Biologically, New Ireland is one of the least biologically studied regions of Papua New Guinea—its mountainous southern zone has long been considered both a high priority for biodiversity conservation and a major "scientific unknown." Conservation International agreed to organize a rapid assessment of the forests and wildlife of southern New Ireland. The purpose of the rapid assessment exercise was threefold: to assess the biodiversity of southern New Ireland, to field-test rapid-survey methodology in Papua New Guinea, and to share expertise and methodologies with staff scientists from Papua New Guinea’s Department of Environment and Conservation.

104 pages | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 2002

Rapid Assessment Program

Biological Sciences: Conservation, Ecology, Tropical Biology and Conservation

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