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Creating the YUS Conservation Area


12/08 - 06/13


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Within the framework of this project, the first region to be declared a protected region under Papua New Guinea’s National Conservation Act is to be established as the YUS Conservation Area, encompassing some 76,000 ha. The local population is being directly integrated in the decision-making processes along with sustainable management of the protected area. Other efforts include developing methods for measuring the area’s carbon inventory and investigating what impacts climate change is having on biodiversity in the region.