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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea
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  • Environment, mangrove

The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Apia, Samoa.

A Sustainable Development in Coastal Regions and Small Islands (CSI) project in the Gulf province and the Milne Bay Province is in the process of rekindling and promoting wise traditional methods of resource exploitation for food security, freshwater fishery and medicinal knowledge. The goal is to maintain durable notions of self sustenance and restore sufficient levels of food supply. 

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCOís Natural Sciences Sector.


- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) Pacific Programme More

- Asian Pacific Flow Regimes from the International Experimental and Network Data (Asian Pacific FRIEND)

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Asia-Pacific Co-operation for the Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources in Biosphere Reserves and Similar Managed Areas (ASPACO)


- Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS)

- Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System (PI-GOOS)

Earth Sciences

- Deltas in the Monsoon Asia-Pacific region (DeltaMAP) (IGCP, Project 475)

- The role of Holocene environmental catastrophes in human history (IGCP, Project 490)

Coasts and Small Islands

- Sound development in the Motu Koitabu urban villages, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea More

- Promotion of indigenous wise practices: medicinal knowledge and freshwater fish, Moripi Cultural Area, Gulf Province; food security, Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province More

- Youth Visioning for Island Living initiative

  • Kolpeng Fish Farming
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