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Track Record Pacific Island Projects has been supporting natural resource management initiatives since 2005. We're proud of our track record to-date, and pleased that one project nearly always leads to another.

Current Projects

Pacific Island Projects has been supporting natural resource management initiatives since 2005. We've worked for civil society organisations, consulting firms, government authorities, government departments, international aid agencies, private companies, and research institutions. We're proud of our track record to-date, and pleased that one project nearly always leads to another.

The projects listed below are arranged by completion date.

Dec 1 2050

Operation Painim Graun na Planim Diwai (PGPD) aims to fast-track the PNG government's reforestation and afforestation strategies, leading to 800,000 hectares of new trees planted by the year 2050. The program assists tree planting operations on both customary land and state land; working through the PNG Forest Authority's regional and provincial forestry offices.

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Sep 30 2021

This 4-year project aims to improve rural livelihoods in Papua New Gunea (PNG) through family-focused community reforestation and ecoforestry. Research activities concentrate on designing and testing tree-based livelihood systems through the engagement of family units, along with the development of strategies for scaling-out community based reforestation to a landscape level. The project also Identifies and tests institutional arrangements and policy recommendations that improve access to formal timber markets. These research-for-development activities are being undertaken in the Madang-Lae-Goroka triangle which provides good access to both natural forest (for ecoforestry) and grassland sites (for community reforestaton).

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Aug 1 2019

With the demand for forest products expected to rise in the future, there is an opportunity to establish smallholder-based planted resources to service these markets. This 3-year project aims to advance the development of germplasm sources and smallholder-friendly silviculture systems for teak (PNG) and sandalwood (PNG and Australia). This includes developing PNG capacity to maintain an ongoing genetic improvement program for sandalwood, as well as communicating and disseminating project research outputs to improve uptake and impact.

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Jan 1 2019

Supported by a multidisciplinary team of international experts with access to leading edge research facilities, this 3-year project aims to work with the private sector to contribute to the development of novel engineered wood products (EWPs) in both Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Australia. The main objectives are to accelerate the development of EWPs through appropriate matching of the timber resources and potential markets. In parallel to adding efficiency on market access, we will investigate how public private partnerships can operate to promote expansion of value adding wood processing in PNG.

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Aug 1 2018

This 4-year project aims to increase the contribution that the utilisation of forest resources makes to national and local economies, including landowners and processors, through the development of domestic value added wood processing methods. Project research activities focus on overcoming the technical, policy and capacity impediments that are hindering the development of value-added products and transitioning the PNG wood sector to a successful domestic wood processing industry. 

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