Consolidating local capacity for biodiversity surveys in Papua New Guinea
Dr Alan Stewart
University of Sussex - SLS
Host Country Institutions:
Binatang Research Centre - BRC
Papua New Guinea
To consolidate the parataxonomist biodiversity survey team by developing its personnel structure, improving its research infrastructure and broadening its range of skills, thus increasing the team's ability to conduct locally-driven biodiversity surveys in PNG on a financially sustainable basis.
A fully equipped and trained team of parataxonomists, conducting biodiversity surveys including field work, building of biological collections, data analysis and report writing, which can collaborate with researchers, conservationists and grassroots villagers, thus being capable of providing biodiversity information to both the scientific community and resource owners.
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, Building biodiversity research capacity to protect PNG rainforest from logging
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