Wanang, Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea

Basic Information
Site Name
Wanang, Papua New Guinea
Short name
Wanang
Country
Papua New Guinea
Site Manager
Site Owner
Keywords
biodiversity
biodiversity conservation
ecological successions
tropical lowland evergreen rainforest
Site Description
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.
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2009
Purpose
Long-term forest dynamics research
History
Ecological research started in 2000, the site if owned by local Wanang landowners, research facilitated by New Guinea Binatang Research Center.
Photos
Lowland rainforest in Wanang and the field research station
Geographic
Size
10000.00ha
Elevation (average)
100.00msl
Elevation (min)
200.00msl
Elevation (max)
150.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
CZ-LTER (LTER_EU_CZ_025)This site is a verified "CZ-LTER" member.
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
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