Leading biologist calls on big conservation to back local PNG scientis | Asia Pacific

Leading biologist calls on big conservation to back local PNG scientis

Leading biologist calls on big conservation to back local PNG scientis

Updated 6 August 2014, 11:47 AEST

One of the world's leading experts on Papua New Guinea's tropical biology says international environment organisations should focus on training local scientists in developing countries, to run conservation programs themselves.

Dr Andrew Mack has worked for a host of prestigious scientific institutions in the United States and for two of the world's largest environment groups.

Correspondent: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Dr Andrew Mack, Executive director of the Indo-Pacific conservation Alliance and author of 'Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea Rainforest' .

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