Balek Wildlife Sanctuary sees a Decline in Visitors

Balek Wildlife Sanctuary in Madang District is a protected area, the virgin environment is home to many wildlife animals. It was a tourist hotspot back in the 1970s and the 1980S. That however, isn’t the case anymore. Landowner and caretaker, Panu Jeffery, says they are experiencing a significant drop in the number of domestic and international tourist.

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Carbon Trading Project to resume

The Ministry of Conservation, Environment and Climate Change has signed an agreement with landowner representatives from the April Salumei project area in East Sepik’s Wasara Gawi and Ambunti Dreikikir districts, to resume operation of the carbon trading project. They will do so through resolution of landowner disputes which has hindered the progress of the project for some time.

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IOM provides data support response to displaced people in WNB

The International Organization for Migration (or IOM) in close cooperation with the National Disaster Centre (NDC), the West New Britain Provincial Administration and the Biala Local Level Government is supporting the government to collect demographic data on the displaced to help inform evidence based humanitarian responses following Mt Ulawun Volcanic activities.

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