Programs

1.Natural Resource Management

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Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area Map
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Locals working on their coffee

RCF has been working with the local community in the Crater Mountains Wildlife Management Area strengthening rural livelihoods through natural resource management activities. The organization facilitates these activities to promote sustainable use of resources.  Land boundary mapping is done in collaboration with landowners. This is followed by land use plans to promote better management of their re
sources in order to maintain the rich biodiversity on their land.  

The organization facilitates rural livelihoods activities with the aim of achieving biodiversity conservation . Activities implemented include:

 1. Community mobilization 

2. Clan Boundary mapping 

3. Land use plans

 4. Organic Coffee 

5. Organic vanilla

6. Eco-tourism 

7. Sale of local artifacts  
The activities encourage local people in the WMA to engage in environmental friendly

2. Conservation Education Program

Education is a vital tool for conservation. RCF has an innovative conservation education program which works in collaboration with partners like the National Department of Education through the Provincial Divisions in Eastern Highlands, Morobe, Simbu, Jiwaka and Madang Provinces. The aim of the program is to promote biodiversity conservation through education in elementary, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the country. The target audience is students who are the future custodians of PNG’s rich and unique environment. In working with teachers RCF believes it can increase environmental literacy in PNG. The program implements a variety of activities; 

 Tertiary training in Balob Teachers College and The University of Goroka. 

 In-service Teacher Training for Elementary and Primary School teachers.  Provincial Resource Centers in Morobe, Eastern Highlands, Simbu and Jiwaka Provinces. 

 Community capacity building on climate change adaptation

  Documentation of traditional knowledge

  Bio-culture class  or Lainim Tumbuna save skul.

 Material production – such as teacher resource books, posters, documentaries and newsletters