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Group of men pose in a heavily vegetated area on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.
Participants in a survey of natural areas on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.
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Participatory Rural Appraisal and Rapid Biodiversity Assessments of Manus and Mussau Islands
Grantee Name: 
Wildlife Conservation Society
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$170,130
DATES
May 2014
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Jun 2015
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$170,130
DATES
May 2014
-
Jun 2015

Establish a foundation for long-term land-use planning and sustainable natural resource use in Papua New Guinea's Central Manus and Mussau Island key biodiversity areas by undertaking baseline biodiversity assessments, participatory rural appraisal and quantitative spatial mapping. Raise local communities' awareness about the degree of control they have over their environment, threats affecting their resources and the tools they have to ameliorate those threats.

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