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In protecting their forests, these women transformed their futures

By Olivia DeSmit

March 6, 2019
For International Women's Day, we are celebrating the women of the Roro tribe in Papua New Guinea.
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To thrive in an uncertain future, islanders look to the past

By Whitney Anderson

February 21, 2018
“Gwala” is the traditional practice of temporarily closing off a reef when it begins to show signs of decline, allowing the ecosystem to recover.
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In Papua New Guinea, protection of nature hinges on local support

By David Mitchell

July 6, 2016
In one of the world’s richest natural environments, a rare step is being taken to empower local people to protect it.
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Q & A: El Niño’s grip foreshadows uncertain future for a country on climate’s edge

By Bruno Vander Velde

January 22, 2016
Most Papua New Guineans grow their own food, so they feel the effects of unpredictable weather firsthand.
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A world away from Paris, erratic climate pushes a country to the edge

By Molly Bergen

December 7, 2015
As a record drought decimates crop yields in Papua New Guinea, many families are relying on the ocean as a safety net.
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