Continued to support legal action in Papua New Guinea, providing funds to the PNG Eco-Forestry Forum, fighting illegal forest activities over concession rights for approximately 5 million hectares of forest.
Financially supporting a joint program with HSI Washington based in Papua New Guinea to provide a status report on the shark finning industry and associated issues.
Papua New Guinea and Fiji
HSI provided resources to bring two delegates from the Solomon Islands and Fiji to an important international Biodiversity Conservation Conference in Sydney. Edward Narayan, University of the South Pacific, Fiji, gave a presentation on the endangered Fijian ground frog, and received the award for the Best Pacific Island Presentation.