Chocolate frog surprises Australian scientists in New Guinea


This adorable creature lives in hot, swampy areas of New Guinea

Encountering Wild Boar in New Guinea

Nature Conservancy - Science

Especially not in New Guinea. Wild boar are not a native species here — most native mammals are marsupial-like species — so what is it doing in Papua New Guinea? To find out, we need to go back 50,000 years, when the first settlers are thought to have arrived in New Guinea. Connected by a land bridge, Australia and New Guinea formed a larger land mass called Sahul. A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist – Papua New Guinea Edition.


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Extreme Birding: Entering Un-Birded Territory in Papua New Guinea

Nature Conservancy - Science

Above, left, right, and center — calls ricochet off the dense vegetation of the Papua New Guinea rainforest, seemingly coming from everywhere and nowhere at once. Just as my confidence in my birding ability is about to shatter, I hear Tim Boucher muttering silently to himself in frustration as he thumbs through the 528-page thick Birds of New Guinea book. Are the tropics (and Papua New Guinea) birding nirvana? A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist – Papua New Guinea Edition.

In Pictures: Saving Papua New Guinea’s Sea Cucumbers

Nature Conservancy - Science

View photographs from our reporter’s journey to Manus, where local communities are taking sustainable sea cucumber management into their own hands. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Manus sea cucumber expedition TNC Science

Chocolate frog surprises Australian scientists in New Guinea


This adorable creature lives in hot, swampy areas of New Guinea, according to a paper published recently in the Australian Journal of Zoology. What’s a little surprising about this discovery is that the well-known and common green tree frog of Australia has a long-overlooked relative living in the lowland rainforests of New Guinea,” said Paul Oliver, the paper’s lead author, who works for both the Queensland Museum and Griffith University.

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Cool Green Science

So naturally, when I told him I would be going to Papua New Guinea soon, his first question was, “Do they have snakes there?” In fact, Papua New Guinea is home to over 80 species of snake. The country is also home to many different species of the Bird of Paradise — these, more than snakes, had me excited to visit Papua New Guinea. Wait a minute mister, don’t you want to know why your daddy is going to Papua New Guinea?”

Surviving Field Science in Papua New Guinea

Cool Green Science

When I joined The Nature Conservancy as a science writer, I didn’t think I’d be able to add rainforest survival to my resume a mere 6 months into the job. In July I spent 10 days deep in the rainforest of the Adelbert Mountains , shadowing Conservancy and Princeton scientists as they gathered bioacoustics data to help guide conservation land use planning.

Kumuls on Camera: Photographing Birds-of-Paradise in Papua New Guinea

Nature Conservancy - Science

in the morning in the Papua New Guinea rainforest, and we’re looking for a bird-of-paradise. 1 of 5 A Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise lek in Papua New Guinea. Hausheer / TNC 5 of 5 A Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise photographed with a camera trap Papua New Guinea. The Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise is one of 39 bird-of-paradise species found in New Guinea, Australia, and their surrounding islands. Even with camera traps, catching a bird-of-paradise isn’t easy. “I’m

Dozens Of New Species Discovered In Papua New Guinea

Eco Friendly Daily

recently unveiled findings from a two month trip last summer to Papua New Guinea. The researchers from the organization worked alongside other American researchers as well as Canadian and local Papua New Guinea scientists. The researchers spent their time exploring a remote mountainous region in Papua New Guinea. A group of researchers from Conservation International, based in Washington, D.C.,

Two Villages: Notes from the Climate Change Frontline in Papua New Guinea

Cool Green Science

This small barrier island (only two square kilometers) off the coast of Manus Island , Papua New Guinea was used by the U.S. Asia Pacific Climate Change Conservation Issues Coral Reefs Ecosystem Services Featured Post 2 Fish Habitats Indigenous Communities Oceans & Coasts Adaptation Admiralty Islands canoe Charles Bedford climate change adaptation Manus Island Margaret Mead Melanesia Ndillo Papua New Guinea Pere Titan Margaret Mead Slept Here.

A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist – Papua New Guinea Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

And neither is Papua New Guinea. In July I joined Nature Conservancy scientists Eddie Game and Tim Boucher for 10 hard days of fieldwork in Papua New Guinea’s Adelbert Mountain range. Here’s what a typical day is like for a field scientist in the Papua New Guinea rainforest. Tropical field science is not for the faint of heart.

How Your Organization Can Buy Paris Agreement-Verified Rainforest Carbon Credits for the First Time


In March this year, Papua New Guinea was the first country to join a new trading platform called when it onboarded 9 million metric tons of carbon reductions. Business Green carbon climate director gabon guinea moderator paris-agreement rainforest

Forest Soundscapes Hold the Key for Biodiversity Monitoring

Nature Conservancy - Science

New acoustic research from Nature Conservancy scientists indicates that forest fragmentation drives distinct changes in the dawn and dusk choruses of forests in Papua New Guinea. In tropical rainforests, like Papua New Guinea, it requires a tremendous amount of expertise to rigorously measure and monitor the wealth of species. Using soundscapes to detect variable degrees of human influence on tropical forests in Papua New Guinea. Morning in Musiamunat village.

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Locally Based Monitoring: Are Scientists at Risk of Losing Their Day Jobs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation projects could benefit in numerous ways from locally based monitoring, such as this project carried out by community members in Papua New Guinea. A recent study shows that people from remote areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are able to collect quantitative data as accurately as trained scientist, but for a fraction of the cost. She started her PhD in 2010 at James Cook University in Cairns, and settled to working in remote and rugged tropical forest of Papua New Guinea.

Extraordinary Carbon Emissions From El Niño-Induced Biomass Burning

Environmental News Network

Equatorial Asia, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and surrounding areas, experienced devastating biomass burning in 2015 due to the severe drought condition induced by the extreme El Niño and a positive anomaly of the Indian Ocean dipole.

Leatherback sea turtles are disappearing from the West Coast


Scientists later discovered that these turtles are a subset of leatherbacks that hatch on the beaches in Indonesia, Pupa New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. Eco Green a-major-source assemblymember california environmental guinea habitat noaa ocean pacific-ocean- plastic roofThe number of western Pacific leatherback sea turtles in the foraging population on the coast of California has decreased by 80% in the past 30 years.

Environmental Economics: Help a student out by pretesting a survey!

Environmental Economics

Were looking for some guinea pigs to run through our survey and see what works and what doesnt.

Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Papua New Guinea, a tribal network is taking sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries into their own hands. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Economics Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Manus sea cucumber expedition TNC Science

Our favorite environmental TikTok channels


Does your guinea pig yearn for new toys made out of old toilet paper rollers? Eco Green Recycle a-vibrant-space earth environment festival guinea heart-festival kirsten-collins noopener-noreferrer plaza recycling space technologyTikTokers aren’t just young, fashionable and good at lip-synching and skits. More and more users of the social media platform are on a campaign to save the world. Originally called

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Cool Green Science

These are just three examples among many that The Nature Conservancy is pioneering in Indonesia, China, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Mexico, all 50 U.S. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. As we race to solve the climate challenge with technology—innovating clean energy solutions that lessen our reliance on fossil fuels—we often overlook the fact that nature has worked as a carbon store for hundreds of millions of years.

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Mapping Conservation & History on the Kokoda Track

Nature Conservancy - Science

It started as a simple bush trail, one of thousands criss-crossing Papua New Guinea’s formidable mountains, connecting communities […]. In many places, the Kokoda Track is little more than a narrow footpath, the earth beneath packed hard from centuries of footsteps. From the Field Asia Pacific Forests Natural History Protected Areas TNC Science

Marine Fisheries: Does Local Protection Mean Local Benefits?

Nature Conservancy - Science

These questions were the focus of researchers working in Manus, Papua New Guinea who investigated whether community protection efforts for the squaretail coral grouper ( Plectropomus areolatus ) actually benefited the community by providing more fish. Local fishers assist researchers at a spawning site for coral groupers. Will protecting such areas benefit local communities? Richard Hamilton/TNC. by Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Daily Demand and Supply: Inputs and outputs

Environmental Economics

Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the harvest season begins.

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Sustainable homes from invasive plants

A Greener Life

Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania have all struggled to contain typha, which creates all kinds of problems. By Jeremy Williams. Typha is an invasive species in much of West Africa. It’s a fast-growing reed, like a cattail, and when it gets established it can choke rivers and waterways.

Bioacoustics for Conservation Land-Use Planning

Nature Conservancy - Science

Standing on a ridgeline in Papua New Guinea, I can see vivid green forest stretching for miles in every direction. Inconsequential as this small garden may seem amid the immensity of forest, subsistence agriculture is a major driver of deforestation here in Papua New Guinea. New Guinea is the second-largest island in the world, and its forest is the largest stretch of contiguous forest in the Asia Pacific region. Hausheer / TNC 3 of 6 Musiamunat village, Papua New Guinea.

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What Is Forest Resilience & What Does it Means for Conservation?

Cool Green Science

Rainforest in the Adelbert Mountain Range of Papua New Guinea’s Madang Province. Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC Forests for Social Resilience in Papua New Guinea New Guinea, shared by Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, is the world’s second-largest island, and 65 percent of it is blanketed in some of the world’s richest tropical rainforests. Last year I was in the famed Golden Teak forests of Central Myanmar.

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I'm smarter than Krugman (sort of)

Environmental Economics

other than the ridiculousness, for being against the gold standard: The first money pit is an actual pit — the Porgera open-pit gold mine in Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s top producers. In today's NYTimes, Krugman describes human rights and environmental reasons (uniting economists and sociologists!),

The Nomad’s Bookshelf: Essential Reads for the Traveling Naturalist

Nature Conservancy - Science

Throwim’ way leg — it’s a New Guinea pidgin phrase that means “to take the first step on a long journey.” In this fantastic read, legendary mammalogist, traveler, and science activist Tim Flannery recounts his years of fieldwork studying rare New Guinea mammals in the 1980s. I first read this book only days after I’d finished my own fieldwork journey through Papua New Guinea, and it’s been my absolute favorite travel read ever since. . In the field. On the trail.

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The Most Colorful Trees in The World

Green Earth Journey

Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. From Wikipedia: Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Now, this tree is cultivated widely around the world, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper. It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in Philippines.

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A Sing-sing Welcome in Iwarame

Nature Conservancy - Science

Seemingly ageless as the land itself, she is thin but strong, her dark skin wrinkled by a life spent in the Papua New Guinea forest. An Iwarame woman represents Papua New Guinea in a village drama. Half an hour earlier, my companions and I were welcomed into a remote village in Papua New Guinea’s Adelbert Mountains by a traditional sing-sing. A sing-sing in the village of Iwarame, Papua New Guinea. A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist – Papua New Guinea Edition.

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Shipping Emissions Targeted For Reductions

Eco Friendly Daily

Another method of pushing for change in the shipping industry was provided by the country of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is hoping other countries will adapt the method to their own docks as well. It has been estimated that shipping worldwide contributes approximately one gigaton of carbon dioxide emissions yearly. This is more massive than many countries in the world, including the United Kingdom.

Searching for the Lesser Bird-of-Paradise

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birding is not easy in New Guinea. All of the birds in New Guinea — let alone birds-of-paradise — are hard to find and even harder to see. Kumuls on Camera: Photographing Birds-of-Paradise in Papua New Guinea. Extreme Birding: Entering Un-Birded Territory in Papua New Guinea. Most of the time, birders looking for birds-of-paradise go to well-known display sites, usually near a luxury lodge, at predetermined times. And voilà! They see the birds. Easy, easy.

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Palm Oil and Deforestation: A Real Threat for Orangutans


Approximately 85 percent of palm oil is grown on industrial plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) [7]. Orangutans are great apes with fine reddish hair and large brown eyes who literally hang out in the trees in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia.

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There is negative pressure on Ebola with Sys isolation tents from Israel

Green Prophet

Sys has already started selling its special tents, pictured in white below, to Guinea, while nearly countries have put in orders. The Israeli company Sys Technologies are ramping up efforts to produce their special isolation tents in the global fight against Ebola. The special inflatable tents isolate the environment around the patient so that others, including doctors are not infected.

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These prefabricated tiny homes are earthquake- and fire-resistant


What began as a mission to provide a stable housing option in Papua New Guinea turned into a business model that now sees plug-and-live housing being shipped everywhere in the world. The founders of what became Nestron were met with many obstacles in completing that initial commitment following their visit to Papua New Guinea in 2013.

On Understanding Varying Approaches among Conservation Professionals

Nature Conservancy - Science

Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea. n spent 12 months studying decision-making processes within an unnamed international conservation NGO working on a marine conservation project in Papua New Guinea. Photo: Flickr user Goldztajan under a Creative Commons license. By Craig Leisher, Senior Social Scientist. When was the last time you read a science journal article that touched on an elemental truth, intentionally or unintentionally? Catherine Benson Wahle?n

Catch up With Green Prophet in Tunisia

Green Prophet

Are you the owner of an eco-lodge that needs a review or a chef who needs a guinea pig? Green Prophet will be scouting out stories in Tunisia so give us a shout if you want your project featured on our site. Heads up to our green-minded readers in Tunisia: Green Prophet is coming into town and we want to meet you! We’re heading to Tunis on Tuesday and will be on the look out for organic or local restaurants, awesome green building projects, eco-art, and other sustainable initiatives.

Filling in the mystery of the newly discovered ghost whale

Green Prophet

When first classified as a species in 2003, Omura’s were only known in three locations – the Sea of Japan, the Solomon Islands east of Papua New Guinea, and the Keeling Islands, west of Indonesia. The map on where to find the world’s most newly discovered large whale species is rapidly beginning to be filled in.

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skyTran’s magnetic sky pods to be tested in obscure Israeli city

Green Prophet

And then, if it is successful, which its investors think it will be, Tel Aviv residents will be the first guinea pigs. Magnetic levitation technology enthusiasts around the world are waiting to see what will happen in Israel, where skyTran has teamed up with Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) to prove the viability of their Hover Car personal rapid transit (PRT) system. The levitating sky cars will be tested in Lod, a run-down industrial city south of Tel Aviv.

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I choose to embrace all of biological science (except the part about evolution)*

Environmental Economics

 Of Course, California can't "solve" climate change by itself but by volunteering to be the "green guinea pig", we will generate new knowledge and good mitigation strategies that can be applied all around the world. Matt Kahn : The Editorial writers at the WSJ have some tough things to say about California's AB32 carbon mitigation effort.

Choosing to Reuse

Green Home Blog

Your hamster, fancy mice or guinea pigs will love you for it, because nothing else makes better nesting material and small rodents are, by definition, nesters or burrowers. Choosing to Reuse. One of the better “green” books to come on the market is Choose to Reuse by Nikki & David Goldbeck. A little dated, since it was first published in 1995, the content remains useful largely because the book’s central premise is that reusing is better than recycling.

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Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women’s Networks for Community Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

As part of SIP, James will focus on incorporating women into on-the-ground conservation programs in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Extending Gender Equity to Papua New Guinea. James’ project also extends to Manus, Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Conservancy helped develop the country’s first network of tribal leaders, known as the Mwanus Endras Asi Resource Development Network. The women huddle over the sea turtle, whispering quietly in Solomon pidgin.

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Introducing the Australian Brushturkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Also known as a scrub or bush turkey, brushturkeys are actually megapodes, a family of birds only in Australasia, Polynesia, New Guinea, and Indonesian Islands east of the Wallace Line. Brushturkeys are joined by two other Australian megapodes: the Orange-footed Scrubfowl , found in northern Australia’s forests, Indonesia, and New Guinea, and the Malleefowl , found in the arid shrublands of southern Australia. “I think it’s following us.”.

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