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Southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea: A Biodiversity Assessment


Series: RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment Volume: 21

Edited By: Bruce Beehler and Leanne E Alonso

104 pages, Illustrations (some col.), maps (some col.), col. ports.

Conservation International

Paperback | Sep 2002 | Edition: 2 | #189802 | ISBN: 1881173615
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Biologically, New Ireland is one of the least-studied regions of Papua New Guinea - its mountainous southern zone has long been considered both a high priority for biodiversity conservation and a major "scientific unknown". Conservation International agreed to organize a rapid assessment of the forests and wildlife of southern New Ireland. The purpose of the rapid assessment exercise was threefold: to assess the biodiversity of southern New Ireland, to field-test rapid-survey methodology in Papua New Guinea, and to share expertise and methodologies with staff scientists from Papua New Guinea's Department of Environment and Conservation.

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Bruce M. Beehler is Conservation International's senior representative for Melanesia and the Asia-Pacific region and coauthor of Birds of New Guinea. Leanne E. Alonso is director of the Rapid Assessment Program.

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