Climate protection in Papua New Guinea

The forest on the Huon Peninsula is Papua New Guinea's first national conservation area. More than 70 percent of the country is covered in tropical rainforest, which is home to between five and seven percent of all of the world's species, including around 20,000 species of plant, more than 700 species of bird and more than 230 species of mammal. In exchange for managing their forests in a sustainable manner, locals receive medical care and education.



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