Field surveys of the ethnobotanical knowledge of Matukar Panau, Yoidik and Bargam in Madang Province are nearing completion. These documentation efforts were led by Living Tongues Associate and indigenous Matukar speaker, Rudolf Raward, under the supervision of Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson. Madang Province is recognized as one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world.
Also in Madang Province, collaborator and Aren speaker Jason Yonai has collected some excellent data from his nearly unknown tok ples of Aren (Aiome) that will contribute to an ethnobotanical study of the area, as well as the Aren Talking Dictionary.
Indigenous collaborator and Kuman speaker Caspar Smakus continued work on his Kuman Talking Dictionary.
Dr. K. David Harrison and Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson embarked on a project in Vanuatu with a team of botanists, linguists, and indigenous experts. Over the next four years, they will be documenting plants, plant names, words and knowledge in several southern Vanuatu languages.