The New Guinea Binatang Research Centre (NGBRC) is a biological research and conservation non-profit organization in Papua New Guinea. It specializes in :
- Train Papua New Guineans in Biology on all levels, from field technicians through paraecologists to post graduate students.
- Advancing biodiversity research in Papua New Guinea.
- Developing educational and nature conservation programmes, targeting grassroots audiences.
The organization started as a small research team in 1997 and has grown into a medium-size NGO consisting of over 70 staffs. BRC has a tradition of combining different levels of people with a best mix of local talents and international scientists in conducting cutting-edge research projects. Most collaborators are from Czech Republic, USA, UK, Japan and Australia. NGBRC welcomes any interested collaborations from anywhere.
NGBRC have two major sections, Zoology and Botany. The Zoology section is grouped into three different sub-sections, Entomology, Ornithology and Herpetology.
Each section comprises of paraecologists, and locally trained para-taxonomists that actively participating in the biological research and conservation by doing field collections, classifying and sorting specimens into their respective family groups.