April Salome Forest Management Area

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April Salome Forest Management Area
April — Salumei Rainforest
Map showing the location of April Salome Forest Management Area
Map showing the location of April Salome Forest Management Area
Geography
Location Papua New Guinea
Coordinates4°38′15.3″S 142°46′37.0″E / 4.637583°S 142.776944°E / -4.637583; 142.776944Coordinates: 4°38′15.3″S 142°46′37.0″E / 4.637583°S 142.776944°E / -4.637583; 142.776944
Area521,500 hectares
Ecology
Ecosystem(s)Tropical rainforest

April Salome Forest Management Area also known as April Salumei Rainforest [1][2] is a forest management area in April — Salumei tropical forest covering about 521,500 hectares[1] in Ambunti-Dreikikir District of East Sepik Province, of Papua New Guinea.[3] Forest resides in the basins of two rivers: April[4] and Salumei.[5] Town Ambunti serves as a gateway to the April Salome Forest Management Area.[6]

Population[edit]

It is estimated that about 20,000 people are living in this area[7] in 164 forest-dependent communities.[2] Populated places include Nakek[8] and Uwu[9].

Geography[edit]

April Salome Forest Management Area is located in the Sepik river basin. Sepik tributary, the April river is the major river in the area.[4]

United Nations REDD Programme controversy[edit]

Presently April Salome Forest area is a pilot project for REDD initiative by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under United Nations REDD Programme.[10][11][2] [12]

It is also mishandling and corruption showcase.[13][1] [14][15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Colin Filer How April Salumei Became the REDD Queen. In Tropical Forests Of Oceania: Anthropological Perspectives, edited by FILER COLIN, BELL JOSHUA A., and WEST PAIGE, 179-210. Australia: ANU Press, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c April Salumei Rainforest Conservation project
  3. ^ Map GA 7489 Publisher: Geoscience Australia (Australian Government)
  4. ^ a b April River: Papua New Guinea National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
  5. ^ Salumei River: Papua New Guinea National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
  6. ^ April Salome Forest Management Area PlacesMap.net
  7. ^ April Salome
  8. ^ Nakek: Papua New Guinea National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
  9. ^ Uwu: Papua New Guinea National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
  10. ^ April-Salome all set for carbon trading. The National June 22, 2010
  11. ^ April Salome Forest Management Area for a Pilot Project for REDD
  12. ^ Sam Knight The incredible plan to make money grow on trees. 24 November 2015 The Guardian
  13. ^ Chris Lang Anatomy of a deal: The April Salome REDD project in Papua New Guinea.
  14. ^ Papua New Guinea: not ready for REED
  15. ^ Some Questions for Stephen Hooper About The “Carbon Benefit Units” Sold from His April Salumei REDD Project in Papua New Guinea EcoDaily October 5, 2017