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Empowering Communities to Conserve Central Manus Key Biodiversity Area in Papua New Guinea
Grantee Name: 
Wildlife Conservation Society
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$247,462
DATES
Jun 2019
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May 2021
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$247,462
DATES
Jun 2019
-
May 2021

Protect 7,500 hectares of primary forest in central Manus through designation of community conservation areas with five clans to counteract pressure from industrial logging and oil palm expansion. This grant supports environmental and legal training, formalization of deeds for conservation and sustainable forest management, and support for resource management-based livelihoods.

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