The PNG LNG Project, a natural gas development operated by Esso Highlands Limited, is committed to minimising the impact of weeds throughout their work locations in Papua New Guinea. Biotropica Australia has been contracted to lead a multi-faceted targeted weed control programme. The works undertaken by Biotropica in collaboration with the PNG LNG project include:
- Conducting a targeted herbicide application process across the PNG LNG project area to control known populations of key weed species.
- Creation and delivery of weed identification courses to local PNG LNG project employees.
- Training local PNG LNG project employees on safe and effective herbicide applications so that they are able to undertake future weed control regimes.