Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Flood monitors to be set up

The Papua New Guinea National Weather Service, in collaboration with the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, is embarking on this exercise.

With funding support from UNDP’s Adaption Funds, the National Weather Service has already installed instruments at the Bumbu River in Lae City and upgraded several other weather monitoring gadgets at Nadzab Airport, Morobe Province.

Assistant director for Forecasting and Warning Centre at the National Weather Service, Jimmy Gomoga, says they now want to do away with all the manual instruments.

Mt Wilhelm National Park management plan launched

The MOU was signed on Thursday along with the launching of the Development and Management plan 2016 to 2026 for Mt Wilhelm National Park.

The Development and Management plan 2016 to 2026 of Mt Wilhelm National Park document was prepared for CEPA by the Kundiawa Gembogl Administration.

CEPA Managing Director, Gunther Joku on behalf of Minister John Pundari officiated the occasion and received the document.

Joku said since the department changed to  an Authority, it is able to seek potential partners for environment conservation projects to generate revenue.

Rural folks warned of rainy day dangers

A senior officer with the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority Gabriel Luluaki pointed during a field visit to the hinterlands of Madang last weekend.

He said rural folks must be extra careful walking along pathways closer to river banks flooded creeks or at the side of steep hills and mountains。 This is to avoid being swept away by flood or by landslips.

“With the continuous rains, the soil maybe be soaky and can sink or fall and hurt or kill people.

“Flooded rivers and creeks are also dangerous so don’t go  near to the banks” Luluaki said.