A research team from Conservation International, USA, claims to have found 52 new species in Papua New Guinea. They have found 24 new species of fish, 20 species of coral and eight species of shrimp.

The mining sector in Asia has often been characterized more by poor rather than by good environmental management. Thus, "mining and the environment' occupy contested terrain. This article focuses mainly on the small-scale mining sector, with examples drawn from the region.

Developing countries seek payment for preserving forests

What exactly is lost when a language dies? Do we also lose a biotic world-view, the local knowledge and wisdom of which a language is a repository? Is it a coincidence that areas of linguistic and ethnic

Geologists have discovered huge deposits of gold, silver, copper and zinc in the Manus Basin, part of the Bismarck Sea to the northeast of Papua New Guinea. These minerals were found while they were

In a move that could be a blessing in disguise for the country's environment, foreign logging companies have threatened to end their operations in the country. They are protesting against the new

And now it is the turn for human cells to be patented on the sly by scientific vampires', as shows the bizarre case of a Hagahai tribal male

In late September, Vulcan and Tavurvur - 2 volcanoe near the port of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, spewed out dense smoke and poisonous fumes, throwing the country into a panic, Suffocated

Papua New Guinea has come a long way from a society that began cultivating crops in 8000 BC and had no need for a market economy. It came in touch with the outside world just about 100 years ago. Today, it exports minerals and imports food. The people com

In Down To Earth's first Country Report, ANIL AGARWAL and SUNITA NARAIN look at Papua New Guinea, its short but volatile transition to the market economy, its unique land tenure system and the mining and forestry sectors.