The BioRap Biodiversity Assessment and Planning Study for Papua New Guinea

Geographical coverage

Geographical scale of the assessment National
Country or countries covered Papua New Guinea
Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name

Conceptual framework, methodology and scope

Assessment objectives

explore data and framework for national scale biodiversity conservation planning based on trade-offs/synergies with ecosystem services represented by traditional "wildlife management areas" and by forestry and agricultural land uses

demonstrate the integration of local/regional meaures of biodiversity, capturing the core idea of biodiversity "option values" as a direct contribution to human well-being (for discussion, see e.g. )

establish basis for a conservation "trust fund" see also

Mandate for the assessment

GEF/ World Bank

Conceptual framework and/or methodology used for the assessment

Other (please specify)

Regional Sustainability Analysis

URL or copy of conceptual framework developed or adapted

System(s) assessed

  • Forest and woodland
  • Cultivated/Agricultural land
  • Grassland

Species groups assessed

proxies for wholesale regional biodiversity

Ecosystem services/functions assessed


  • Food
  • Timber/fibres


Supporting Services/Functions

  • Primary production

Cultural Services

Scope of assessment includes

Drivers of change in systems and services


Impacts of change in services on human well-being


Options for responding/interventions to the trends observed


Explicit consideration of the role of biodiversity in the systems and services covered by the assessment


Timing of the assessment

Year assessment started

Pre 2000

Year assessment finished

If ongoing, year assessment is anticipated to finish

Periodicity of assessment

Assessment outputs


The BioRap Biodiversity Assessment and Planning Study for Papua New Guinea

A Biodiversity conservation plan for Papua New Guinea based on biodiversity trade-offs analysis

Practical application of biodiversity surrogates and percentage targets for conservation in Papua New Guinea

Some future prospects for systematic biodiversity planning in Papua New Guinea – and for biodiversity planning in general

Higher-level targets for ecosystem services and biodiversity should focus on regional capacity for effective trade-offs. Diversity 3,1-7


Communication materials (e.g. brochure, presentations, posters, audio-visual media)

Journal publications

see web pages above

Training materials

Other documents/outputs

Tools and processes

Tools and approaches used in the assessment

  • Modelling
  • Trade-off analysis
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Indicators
  • Social (non-monetary) valuation

Process used for stakeholder engagement in the assessment process and which component

workshops, visits to government departments

Key stakeholder groups engaged

forestry global conservation

The number of people directly involved in the assessment process

Incorporation of scientific and other types of knowledge

  • Resource experts (e.g. foresters etc)

Supporting documentation for specific approaches, methodology or criteria developed and/or used to integrate knowledge systems into the assessment

Assessment reports peer reviewed



Accessibility of data used in assessment

PNGRIS information system

Policy impact

Impacts the assessment has had on policy and/or decision making, as evidenced through policy references and actions

Independent or other review on policy impact of the assessment


Lessons learnt for future assessments from these reviews

Capacity building

Capacity building needs identified during the assessment

Actions taken by the assessment to build capacity


How have gaps in capacity been communicated to the different stakeholders

Knowledge generation

Gaps in knowledge identified from the assessment

How gaps in knowledge have been communicated to the different stakeholders

Additional relevant information