Lorentz 95: the flora & fauna of the Nduga, Lorentz Reserve, Irian Jaya 1995-1996
The expedition aims to document selected flora and fauna of the Nduga area, combining scientific fieldwork techniques and the traditional knowledge of the Nduga people. This will provide: baseline biological data on understudied taxa, giving an indication of occurrence and status in different habitat types, and how these may be changing; and information about species and habitats that are known by the Nduga - how they are used, and their management as a bioresource. This data will then help in the development of a management plan and in the zoning of the proposed park. The expedition will be collaborating with UNCEN, BScC, PHPA and WWF.