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Biodiversity Assessment and Awareness Building in the Kunua and Mount Balbi Key Biodiversity Area of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Grantee Name: 
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$64,976
DATES
Jul 2018
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Jan 2020
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CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$64,976
DATES
Jul 2018
-
Jan 2020

Conduct baseline biological surveys, environmental education and community consultations in the poorly studied Kunua and Mt Balbi Key Biodiversity Area with the aim of building local awareness of local biodiversity values and threats, strengthening management of the site, and establishment of a local conservation organization. Outreach materials include a video and formal reports, with consultation to include local and national government authorities.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to protect and manage globally significant biodiversity at priority Key Biodiversity Areas under-served by current conservation efforts