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State of the corals of PNG

The coral reefs in PNG are mostly located to the north and east coast of the country and lie within the ‘coral
triangle’ that includes eastern Indonesia, the Philippines, eastern Malaysia, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands.
The coral triangle is a global centre of marine biodiversity and has very high conservation value.

This report documents the status, economies and management of corals -

Baselines and Degradation of Coral Reefs in the Northern Line Islands

Effective conservation requires rigorous baselines of pristine conditions to assess the impacts of human activities and to valuate the efficacy of management. The study found that top predators and reef-building organisms dominated unpopulated Kingman and Palmyra, while small planktivorous fishes and fleshy algae dominated the populated atolls of Tabuaeran and Kiritimati.