Local Communities Working Together
In order to promote local ownership and management of the YUS Conservation Area, TKCP has worked with the YUS communities to form a community-based organization, called the YUS Conservation Organization (YUS CO).
YUS Conservation Organization (YUS CO)
Registered with the PNG National Government in 2009, the YUS CO has been set up to empower the local communities to work together to manage the YUS Conservation Area and to allow them to develop ongoing community projects that will help improve quality of life for their people.
TKCP is now focused on assisting with the implementation, functionality and sustainability of the YUS Conservation Organization, including development of a Constitution, organizing a Board of Advisors and implementing projects.