Lorentz 95: the flora & fauna of the Nduga, Lorentz Reserve, Irian Jaya 1995-1996

Daniel Start

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.