Developing 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 increase the intensity of biodiversity surveys by establishing teams of parataxonomists in unexplored rain forests of Papua New Guinea which are threatened by logging and increase the relevance of these surveys for conservation decisions, particularly the decisions made by local village landowners, who own a majority of PNG forests.
Establish a fully equipped team of parataxonomists, trained for and experienced in biodiversity surveys including building of biological collections and data analysis, which can collaborate with researchers as well as with local villagers, thus capable of providing survey data both to the scientific community and resource owners.
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