The Nakanai Mountain Ranges of East New Britain Papua New Guinea. E: Booklet Version 2

Gabriel, Jennifer, Specht, Jim, Kelly, Mathew, Wood, Michael, Foale, Simon, McIntyre-Tamwoy, Susan, Leavesley, Mathew, Bourke, Michael, Gill, David, Sounier, Jean-Paul, Guillot, Florence, Bence, Phil, Crayn, Darren, and Venter, Fanie (2022) The Nakanai Mountain Ranges of East New Britain Papua New Guinea. E: Booklet Version 2. Report. The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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NOTES ON THE E-BOOKLET VERSION TWO Between 2016- 2019, a multidisciplinary team of researchers1 from Australia and Papua New Guinea worked in collaboration with local communities to document the cultural values of the Nakanai Mountains and their inextricable link to the spectacular natural landscape. This research aims to contribute to a standalone nomination to the UNESCCO Tentative World Heritage List of the Nakanai Karst Area (NKA) and elevate its recognition as a cultural landscape of outstanding significance. The research team included both anthropologists and archaeologists. Further anthropological and archaeological research is likely to yield further evidence of the richly diverse cultural values of the area.

Between July 2018 - December 2019, researchers from James Cook University (JCU) in collaboration with postgraduate researchers from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) were commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme2 in conjunction with the Conservation, Environment Protection Authority to generate awareness of protected area planning processes and to facilitate the gazettal of four Community Protected Areas around Jacquinot Bay and Central Inland Pomio. These protected area processes are ongoing.

Item ID: 74406
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-0-6454198-4-9
Keywords: Papua New Guinea, Nakanai Mountains, East New Britain
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Copyright Information: This report is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia licence. You are free to copy, communicate and adapt this work, so long as you attribute James Cook University [The Cairns Institute] and the authors.
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), United Nations Environment Program (UNDP)
Projects and Grants: ARC LP140100536, UNDP (PNG) GEF 5
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 00:52
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4401 Anthropology > 440107 Social and cultural anthropology @ 50%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4399 Other history, heritage and archaeology > 439999 Other history, heritage and archaeology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1304 Heritage > 130403 Conserving intangible cultural heritage @ 25%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1304 Heritage > 130404 Conserving natural heritage @ 25%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 50%
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