Epicocity Project’s exploration of Papua New Guinea in conjunction with National Geographic
In October of 2007, the Epicocity Project returned from a two-month expedition into the rainforests of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The Epicocity Project’s “Conservation through Exploration” joined a team of scientists in the exploration of this designated biological hotspot. The project was a huge success. Strides were made towards gaining conservation status for an area of New Britain. New species of fish, frogs, butterflies and an active volcano were discovered and the crew first descented two rivers and explored 6 km of caves. The Epicocity Project’s blend of science, adventure and media helped advocate conservation on this rapidly developing island. In recognition of his work on this project, expedition leader Trip Jennings was nominated by National Geographic Adventure for the Adventurer of the Year series.