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19 July 2021 | dataset

Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Forest Reference Level

The Island of New Guinea is the largest tropical island in the world and contains the third largest tropical rainforest after Amazon Basin and Congo basin. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a well-known centre for biological endemism and diversification. Most forests in PNG are under customary ownership and play an important role in sustaining the traditional subsistence livelihoods of most of the population. Currently PNG’s forests are relatively intact. PNG’s forest covers 80% of the country’s land area and 60% of the forest are undisturbed. Nevertheless, the forest is coming under increasing pressure from logging, agriculture (commercial and small-scale) and mining.

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Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Forest Reference Level

Submission for UNFCCC Technical Assessment in…

Field Value
Publisher PNG Forestry Authority
Modified 09 April 2022
Release Date 19 July 2021
Source URL…
Identifier 3dd7f105-19d6-4c4d-adc3-f2bbeadc96c2
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Papua New Guinea
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name biatus.bito
POD Theme Land