An expedition to a wildlife haven in Papua New Guinea uncovered new species of frogs, bats, lizards and plants!
A team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) discovered that the Manus and Mussau islands of Papua New Guinea support a wealth of plants and animals - including many thought to be new species.
With support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) through our investment in the East Melanesian Islands biodiversity hotspot, WCS is establishing a foundation for long-term land-use planning and sustainable natural resource use in key biodiversity areas on Manus and Mussau islands.
This involves undertaking baseline biodiversity assessments, participatory rural appraisal and quantitative spatial mapping.
Learn more about their recent discoveries.
Established in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and influence the conservation of some of the world's most critical ecosystems. CEPF is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank.