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2009-06-16 10:58:09

A Wildlife Conservation Society research intern working in Papua New Guinea has completed the first study of a rare egg-laying mammal. The study of the long-beaked echidna in Papua New Guinea's Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area was conducted by Muse Opiang, now of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research. It took several years to remotely track the porcupine-sized mammals and record their dens and other signs, WCS officials said. The study chronicles the first solid data...

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2009-03-03 12:54:12

Conservationists said on Tuesday that Papua New Guinea has created its first conservation area to save an untouched rainforest larger than Singapore and to protect rare animals such as a bear-like tree kangaroo, Reuters reported. Environmentalists hope conservation of the remote eastern Huon Peninsula will also lock away 13 million tons of carbon "” possibly even tradeable carbon offsets to help fund local communities. Lisa Dabek of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, who runs the zoo's tree...

2008-10-30 09:00:35

InterOil Corporation (TSX: IOL)(AMEX: IOC)(POMSoX:IOC), today announced that it has agreed with Petromin PNG Holdings Limited, a government entity mandated to invest in resource projects on behalf of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, for Petromin to take a direct interest in the Elk/Antelope field. Petromin will contribute an initial deposit and will fund 20.5% of the costs of developing the field. The agreement remains subject to certain formal conditions precedent expected to be...

2008-10-06 06:00:23

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 6 October Papua New Guinea is one of several countries in the Asia-Pacific who will benefit from a 350,000 US dollar (915,454 kina) Taiwanese assistance to help protect its natural marine environment. The Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Ltd's Coral Triangle initiative is a new multilateral partnership working to safeguard the marine and coastal resources of the coral reefs, the world's centre of marine biodiversity. The...

2008-05-21 06:00:15

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 21 May [by Elizabeth Vuvu] Elders in the Duke of York Islands in East New Britain have expressed concern over global warming which is causing most of their islands to disappear slowly. The islands have 21 wards and some, during the past five to 10 years, have been subjected to rise in sea level, forcing the people to be relocated inland. At the Nakukur ward, about 60 families that used to live near the beach, had...

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2007-07-16 03:05:00

By Steve Connor A species of mammal that lays eggs and suckles its young in a pouch has been rediscovered in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, nearly 50 years after it was seen for the first and last time. Attenborough's longbeaked echidna - which was named after Sir David Attenborough - was known only from a single museum specimen caught in 1961. Its subsequent disappearance led scientists to believe that it had become extinct. However, a scientific expedition to the remote Cyclops...

2006-03-08 14:09:36

OSLO (Reuters) - Exotic species in a little-known "Garden of Eden" in the mountains of New Guinea island are under threat from global warming, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday. "A paradise world of undiscovered species and tropical glaciers in the mountains of New Guinea is disappearing faster than it can be explored," the British-based magazine said. It quoted Michael Prentice, a climatologist at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, as saying that temperatures in the...

2006-03-08 14:05:00

OSLO -- Exotic species in a little-known "Garden of Eden" in the mountains of New Guinea island are under threat from global warming, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday. "A paradise world of undiscovered species and tropical glaciers in the mountains of New Guinea is disappearing faster than it can be explored," the British-based magazine said. It quoted Michael Prentice, a climatologist at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, as saying that temperatures in the highlands of the...

2006-02-07 00:10:00

OSLO -- Scientists exploring an isolated jungle in one of Indonesia's most remote provinces discovered dozens of new species of frogs, butterflies and plants - as well as mammals hunted to near extinction elsewhere, members of the expedition said Tuesday. The team also found wildlife that were remarkably unafraid of humans during its rapid survey of the Foja Mountains, an area in eastern Indonesia's Papua province with more than two million acres of old growth tropical forest, said Bruce...

2005-09-09 04:07:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 7.3 magnitude quake struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. "No damage has been reported at this point in time to the U.S. Geological Survey," agency spokeswoman spokesman Clarice Ransom said.


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Australia
2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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2006-10-19 13:20:44

Cassowaries, Casuarius, are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. Cassowaries are part of the ratite group of birds that include the emu, rhea, ostrich, moa, and kiwi. There are three species of Cassowary recognized today: The Southern Cassowary of Australia and New Guinea; the Dwarf Cassowary of New Guinea and New Britain; and the Northern Cassowary of New Guinea. Some nearby islands have small populations of these birds, but it...

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