The value of local biodiversity to communities in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

May, 2009
Lydia Press Fund

<p>The biodiversity of Papua New Guinea’s tropical rainforests is utilized by local communities in diverse and often unrecognised ways. Aside from the high commercial value of some rainforest trees, forests provide a number of other goods and services to communities that are more difficult to quantify such as construction, food, medicinal, spiritual, ornamental and recreational values.</p>