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Rare birds make Papua New Guinea a desirable destination for birdwatch

Rare birds make Papua New Guinea a desirable destination for birdwatch

Updated 16 June 2015, 11:39 AEST

A researcher at Griffith University in Australia has found that Papua New Guinea is the most desired travel location in the Pacific for bird watchers.

That's probably not a surprise, given the country's unique birds of paradise are a significant drawcard, but PHD candidate Rochelle Steven says there is scope for these rare birds to attract a broader range of tourists, and to help drive community development.

Ms Steven's research was published in the academic journal Pacific Conservation Biology.

Reporter: Michael Walsh

Speaker: Rochelle Steven, Griffith University PHD Candidate

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