Wanang, Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea
Wanang, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
tropical lowland evergreen rainforest
The site comprises 10,000 ha of pristine lowland rainforest in northern Papua New Guinea, owned by indigenous landowners from Wanang Village and declared as Conservation Area. The forest has >500 species of woody plants and largely intact, mildly hunted vertebrate communities. The site includes a field research station (phone, radio, accommodation, catering, solar power) accessible on foot or by helicopter. Further, the site has 50-ha forest dynamics plot from the Center for Tropical Forest Science network, with >300,000 stems tagged and monitored from 2012. There is significant background information on plants, birds, frogs, and several insect taxa. Insect monitoring programme is planned from 2013.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Long-term forest dynamics research
Ecological research started in 2000, the site if owned by local Wanang landowners, research facilitated by New Guinea Binatang Research Center.
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