Conservation

Conservation documentary launched

The video was produced to promote conservation projects in the Momase Region with the support of Small Grants Program through the commitment of the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA).

The video was produced to display four different small grants projects that were awarded to communities in the Momase region.

Launched to coincide with the World Environment Day on June 5, it featured communities of Lumi in West Sepik, Ambunti in East Sepik, Karkum and Sarang in Madang Province and Ronzi on the border of Madang and Morobe provinces.   

APEC Climate Symposium underway

Minister responsible for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, John Pundari, said this when officially opening the event yesterday (Aug 21).

The symposium focuses on ‘Overcoming the Challenges of an Uncertain Future with Enhanced Climate Information Services’.

VIDEO: CCDA launches action plan

The Plan includes a number of undertakings which must be completed before the end of the year.
Pundari made the announcement during a gathering hosted by the CCDA to welcome Pundari who was reappointed to the Ministry by the O'Neill led coalition.

 

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CCDA launches action plan

The Plan includes a number of undertakings which must be completed before the end of the year.

Pundari made the announcement during a gathering hosted by the CCDA to welcome Pundari who was reappointed to the Ministry by the O’Neill led coalition.

He said over the next 100 days a series of prioritizations will be made on what areas need immediate attention.

Pundari said the prioritization will ensure that unnecessary costs are reduced and that there is alignment and cohesion within the CCDA in carrying out those objectives.

Gov’t urged to support conservation efforts in PNG

Conservation Environment and Protection Authority (CEPA) managing director Gunther Joku revealed that the area of conservation is lacking Government support.

Joku explained that the environment is beneficial to the people and therefore must be conserved and protected.

He said the Government must continue to be responsible to fund this particular sector.

Joku also highlighted the need to reform the existing Conservation Areas Act.

He said that the law has been around for a long time and a lot has changed and so much development has taken place.

Provinces praised for pioneering conservation project

The project, community-based forest and coastal conservation and resource management in PNG, supports the conservation initiative of communities in more than 200,000 hectares in the provinces.

It aims to help in advancing the provincial government’s efforts to protect the remaining rainforests in the Baining Mountain, Nakanai and Whiteman Ranges.

K1.5m agreement for biodiversity conservation

The funding will go towards a community-based forest and coastal conservation and resource management in PNG project.

The project is implemented by the Conservation Environment and Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG, with two years of funding provided by the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed today by CEPA and ENB Provincial Government, and separately with the WNB Provincial Government, which enables the project to go ahead.

Westgate Park: Why an Australian lake has turned pink

Wildlife officers said algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of Westgate Park's lake produce a red pigment.

"Enjoy the views, but we recommend you don't come into contact with the water," Parks Victoria said.

The phenomenon also occurs in Spain's Salina de Torrevieja, Canada's Dusty Rose Lake and Senegal's Lake Retba.

In Australia, the natural occurring sight can be seen in Victoria's Murray-Sunset National Park and Western Australia's Lake Hillier.

Capacity building vital to drive biodiversity conservation

University of Papua New Guinea lecturer at the Centre for Biodiversity & Natural Products Division of Biological Sciences, Professor Simon Saulei, says there’s not enough capacity building going on.

Speaking at a consultative workshop on Protected Area Policy, underway in Port Moresby, Professor Saulei explained that the success of long term sustainable biodiversity conservation and PA depends on capacity building, aimed at supporting individuals and institutions to effectively address threats to biodiversity.