Ecology, Culture and Exploration
in Papua New Guinea
with Ethan Linck
6:30pm, Free, Lawrence Memorial Library.
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Join Ethan Linck, a Hinesburg resident and a senior at CVU, who spent
several months in 2008 in New Guinea as a volunteer for the Research and
Conservation Foundation of New Guinea doing GPS mapping of tribal boundaries
as well as spending three and a half weeks in the bush completing a bird
survey. He is currently applying for a National Geographic Explorer's
grant to detremine the level of habitat diversity and indentify potential
environmental threats in an unexplored region of the Bewani Mountains
of the northern Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea.
Ethan will discuss the geography, history and culture of the world's
largest island as well as New Guinea's amazing biodiversity - 5-10% of
the plantet's total species live there. He will also address what is happening
to the native Papuans as the Indonesian government and other foreign companies
plunder their pristine country's abundant natural resources.
You can learn more about Ethan's experiences and plans at his website.