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Remote Villages in Papua New Guinea Realize Benefits of Land Use Planning

06 July 2015

Urumarave village in Papua New Guinea is a remote and isolated village of 300 inhabitants, with no electricity, running water or any modern conveniences, yet they are taking charge of their environment and providing an example to communities across PNG and to the national government on steps that can be taken on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The village is one of nine communities in Madang Province that have implemented participatory land use management planning (PLUMP). PLUMP has brought many benefits to Urumarave, including preservation of ancestral ways, an increase in wildlife populations and enhanced agricultural gains.