Manus Island’s Great Central Forest Under Threat

Admiralty cuscus clings to tree branch in logging area. Photo credit: Elodie Van Lierde
Manus Island logging road under construction. Photo credit: Elodie Van Lierde

“The forest boasts many species found nowhere else, including the Admiralty cuscus, the Superb Pita, and the Manus melomys. Scientists still routinely uncover new forest creatures.”

South coast of Manus Island. Photo credit: Elodie Van Lierde
Conservation planning on Manus Island. Photo credit: Elodie Van Lierde

“Due to concerns that communities sometimes enter into logging agreements without full understanding of their rights, WCS joined with a local organization to guide better environmental decision-making.”

WCS is providing support to local farmers to develop a conservation-compatible livelihood centered on vanilla production. Photo credit: Elodie Van Lierde

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