Port Moresby Nature Park

Prima backs nature park’s inaugural Xmas event

Regional Sales Manager – Southern, Mai Ori, representing the managing director, Adrian Chow, said: “It has been a challenging year for all our citizens, families and people of all walks of life due to the unprecedented turn of events brought on by COVID-19. 

Park thanks supporters

CEO Michelle McGeorge attributed the manageable situation to their partners, sponsors and supporters.

“Today is about acknowledging the support and commitment of NCDC and all of our donors in helping the Park progress through the last 12 months, especially with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic,” she said in her delivery of the Park’s progress report during ‘2020 Sponsors Breakfast’.

‘Moni Plus Christmas in the Park’

“It has always been our aim to conduct ourselves as a good corporate citizen with social and environmental responsibilities, and that is what our sponsorship to the Nature Park is about,” said Moni Plus CEO, Gajanan Barve.

“It has certainly been a tough time for everyone throughout the COVID-19 period and we see this as an opportunity to give back to the community in a positive way. In saying that, we are happy to support the Nature Park’s Christmas event and we are excited to see what they have in store for the public to enjoy.”

K30,000 to wildlife appeal

“Swire Shipping has been trading in PNG since 1941 and has its PNG headquarters based in Port Moresby. At Swire Shipping, our purpose is to enrich lives by connecting customers with communities in the Pacific. We feel part of the community and support environmentally sustainable projects that provide educational opportunities in that community wherever possible,” said Alistair Skingley, Country Manager for Swire Shipping in PNG.

K30,000 to nature park’s wildlife appeal

Steamships General Manager, Corporate Affairs, David Toua, said: “At Steamships, sustainability is central to everything we do. Our contribution is aligned with the company’s commitment towards the stewardship of the unique environment and culture of our nation, and to have a positive impact on the communities we operate in. 

Enzo’s Express officially launched at Nature Park

The launching on Thursday, September 17th, cements the beginning of a new partnership between the Nature Park and Enzo’s Express Takeaway.

“Together we aim to provide specially tailored meals to suit the needs of our visitors from corporate clients to individuals just here to enjoy a nice meal and a stroll in the park,” remarked Port Moresby Nature Park’s CEO, Michelle McGeorge.

“We’re delighted with this partnership,” said Steamships GM Corporate Affairs, David Toua.

Frogs released after successful breeding

Port Moresby Nature Park’s Wildlife Manager, Ishimu Bebe, said: “It was a rewarding experience to release them back into their natural habitat after witnessing their growth from tiny tadpoles into adult green tree frogs.”

This success comes as part of the ongoing in-situ research program on the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), that is being carried out by the park’s wildlife team. Phase one of this program is to develop captive frog management skills for the wildlife team at the Port Moresby Nature Park.

Park scoops 2020 award

The award is based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, with award winners known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback.

This award officially places Port Moresby Nature Park in the top 10 percent of tourism attractions around the world. 

Sculpture festival winds down

As the festival winds down, the Nature Park welcomes those who still have not seen the larger than life trash to treasure sculptures on display, to visit before it ends.

“We’d hate for anyone to miss out on the festival, so if you haven’t seen our beautiful sculptures yet, it’s not too late! You still have until Sunday to get a chance to see them,” stated Michelle McGeorge, CEO of the Port Moresby Nature Park.

Park celebrates World Lizard Day

Lizards live in almost any habitat and can be found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. There are over 5,000 lizard species around the world ranging from geckos to iguanas and blue-tongued lizards.

Papua New Guinea is home to the world’s longest lizard, the Varanus Salvadorii, commonly referred to as the ‘Crocodile Monitor’, which can grow as long as 3.6 meters in length.

The Komodo dragon is commonly mistaken to be the longest lizard, when it is actually the world’s heaviest lizard.