Papua New Guinea gets its largest-ever conservation area
On November 29, Government officials declared the establishment of the Managalas Conservation Area. It is Papua New Guinea’s largest conservation area, encompassing 3,600 square kilometers of rainforest.
Local communities, with the support of governments and non-profit organisations, have been working towards its incorporation as a protected area for 32 years.
Managalas Conservation Area will be protected from large-scale agricultural and logging operations while allowing the communities that live there to use forest resources and grow crops in a sustainable manner.
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Today is International Anti-Corruption Day and in a special blog Wildlife Campaigner Matt Lowton makes the case for countries to specifically target corruption as a means to fighting wildlife and forest crime around the world.
Read 'Anti-corruption tools exist – now they must be used to help fight illegal wildlife trade' at ht.ly/LVqD30h63WO