Country Profiles

Country Profiles

Adaptation Learning Mechanism [climate change adaptation] country profiles
Papua New Guinea

Asian Development Bank Country Profiles and Strategies
Papua New Guinea

Biosafety Profiles [CBD Biosafety Clearinghouse Mechanism]
Papua New Guinea

Birdlife [Avifauna] Profiles 

see also Pacific regional overview [Birdlife International] 
see also Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) of Oceania [Birdlife International]
see also State of the World's birds website and report [Birdlife International] - including Pacific country case studies

Country Climate Profile [UNDP]
* Sourced from the Adaptation Learning Mechanism, a knowledge sharing platform developed by UNDP in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Bank, and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Earthtrends Thematic Country Profiles [WRI]
Agriculture and food, Biodiversity and protected areas, Climate and atmosphere, Coastal and marine ecosystems, Economics, business and the environment, Energy and resources,Environmental governance and institutions, Forests, grasslands and drylands, Population, health and human well-beingWater resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Environment Statistics - Country Snapshots [UN; 2009]
Papua New Guinea

Environmental Vulnerability Index - Country Profiles [SOPAC / UNEP]
Papua New Guinea

EU Pacific Country Environment Profiles
Papua New Guinea (2006; 673kb)

see also EU Country Partnership Profiles [incl. environment and EDF10 strategies]
Papua New Guinea

FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System
Papua New Guinea

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profiles 
Papua New Guinea

Fishbase Biodiversity Country Profiles (all fish)
Papua New Guinea

Fisheries Resources Profiles
Papua New Guinea (1995; 7.25mb),

Forestry Country Profiles 
Forestry Department Country Profiles [FAO] 
Papua New Guinea

see also FAO Forest Resource Assessment : Country Reports [2010]
Papua New Guinea (2010; 229kb)

see also FAO Forest Resources Assessments - Data collection for the Pacific region [2000]
Papua New Guinea - pt 1 / pt 2

see also Mongabay Rainforest profiles:
Papua New Guinea

see also State of the World's Forests 2007: Asia and the Pacific [FAO] (2008; 1.77mb)
see also Tropical and subtropical forest profiles prepared by the World Wildlife Fund

Global Biodiversity Information Forum [GBIF] Country Profiles 
Papua New Guinea

see also GBIF Google Earth Country Links
Papua New Guinea

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Country Profiles
Use the drop down menu to go to the individual profiles - includes GEF-4 Allocation and Utilization , Approved Projects and Projects Under Preparation

Integrated Water Resource Management Profiles [SOPAC]
Papua New Guinea

Invasive Species : Country Profiles [ISSG]
Papua New Guinea

JICA Country Environment Profiles
Papua New Guinea (2002; 355kb)

Land-based pollutants inventory for the South Pacific region: Part 2: Regional summary and country profiles [SPREP] (1993; 19mb)

Laws and legislation

Pacific islands Environmental Laws [Commonwealth Secretariat]
Papua New Guinea

SPREP National Laws and Legislation clearinghouse
Papua New Guinea

Mangrove and Wetlands Profiles [ *from Proceedings of the Pacific Regional Workshop on Mangrove Wetlands Protection and Sustainable Use . SPREP, 2002.]
Papua New Guinea (2002; 203kb)

see also: A Directory of Wetlands in Oceania [1993]
see alsoWetlands of the Pacific Island Region (2008; 882kb)
see alsoIWMI Global Wetlands - Interactive Web Map Server - includes countries of Oceania 
see alsoWetlands in Oceania - country profiles and wetlands information [UNEP-WCMC] -Papua New Guinea

Marine Resource Profiles

Status of Coral Reef Systems of the World: 2008 (2008; 20mb)

Chapter 11 - Status of the Coral Reefs in Australia and Papua New Guinea (2008; 2.69MB)

see also:

State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)

see also:

Reefbase Country Profiles (coral reefs, reef fish, biodiversity)
Papua New Guinea

see also GIS data for corals in the Pacific from Reefbase browse by country and reef profile
see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and ecosystem

MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database)
Papua New Guinea

see also Millennium Coral Reef Mapping - South Pacific products
IMARS Geomorphological classification is publicly available on the University of South Florida web site from http://www.imars.usf.edu/MC/output_south_pacific.html . Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Cook Is, French Polynesia and East Solomon are there (PNG will hopefully be coming shortly). Files are distributed as Shapefiles (ArcGIS) and can be opened in MapInfo.

Mapservers containing country level data on land utilisation, forestry, minerals etc.
Papua New Guinea

Millenium Development Goals - Country Profiles
Papua New Guinea
see also SPC's Millenium Development Goal summaries and in particular regional data for Goal 7 - Ensure environmental sustainability

NATIONAL PROFILES OF CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE 
Papua New Guinea

Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum Country Data:
Papua New Guinea

Pacific Regional information System - PRISM [SPC]
Environmental and Climate Statistics 
Papua New Guinea

Plant Profiles
Papua New Guinea 
see also Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea - Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3

Protected Areas

~Pacific Protected Areas database (PBIF)
Papua New Guinea

~World Database on Protected Areas - Pacific site profiles
Papua New Guinea

Protected Areas Management Effectiveness profiles
Papua New Guinea (*use drop down menus on website to access country data)

see also: Protected Areas of the Pacific Islands profiles [UNEP / WCMC]
Maps of the Pacific Islands 
Wetlands in Oceania - country profiles and wetlands information - Papua New Guinea

see also Protected Area profiles on www.protectedplanet.net
Papua New Guinea

see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific - browse by country and ecosystem
see also MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database) above

SocMon profiles (Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management ) 
Papua New Guinea

SPC Country Profiles:
Papua New Guinea

SPREP Country Profiles: Exchange of Information by Members at SPREP Annual Meetings:
- Exchamge of information by Members on National Developments related to Natural Resource Management Priority of the Action Plan [2007]

see Agenda Item 6.1: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 18th SPREP Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 11th to 14th September 2007

- Exchange of information by Members on national developments related to Pollution Prevention priority of the SPREP Action Plan [2008]
see Agenda Item 8.6: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the19th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia on 8–12 September 2008

- Exchange of Information by Members on National Developments Related to the Climate Change Focus Area of the SPREP Action Plan [2009]
see Agenda Item 11.2: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 20th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 17 - 20 November 2009

- Exchange of Information by Members on Year of Biodiversity [2010]
see Agenda Item 11.3: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 21st SPREP Meeting of Officials in Madang, Papua New Guinea on 6-10 September 2010
see also individual profiles for: Wallis and Futuna

Sustainable Development Profiles (UN Agenda 21)
Papua New Guinea

Threatened species: Summary of species on the 2008 IUCN Red List
Papua New Guinea

UNCCD Country Profiles:
Papua New Guinea

UNEP Country Profiles [* poorly maintained and little information available]
Papua New Guinea

Water Resource Profiles [SOPAC - Pacific water - http://www.pacificwater.org/]
Papua New Guinea

see also "Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries" - country briefing papers (2003)
Papua New Guinea

WHO Environmental Health Profiles 
Papua New Guinea

World Bank Environment indicators
Papua New Guinea

World Factbook Country Profiles [CIA]
Papua New Guinea

World Ocean Database 2005 [NOAA]
Geographically sorted data for the Pacific Ocean [datasets]

see also Environmental indicators: South Pacific (UNEP: 2004; 6.23mb)
see also Paciifc Biodiversity Information Forum website and databases 
see also 
Papua New Guinea Herpetofauna Database
see also 
Plants of Papua New Guinea