Port Moresby Nature Park

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.

K5,000 for park’s sculpture festival

Coca-Cola Amatil came on board with the funding as well as in-kind sponsorship of Coca-Cola Amatil drink products.

This is the Nature Park’s second year running the sculpture festival, which was officially launched on July 3rd and will continue until August 30th.

Coca-Cola Amatil’s Marketing and Sales Services Manager, Djamel Bencheikh, said: “Coca-Cola Amatil is happy to support the Nature Park’s BSP Trash to Treasure Sculpture Festival as this aligns with our aspiration for a World Without Waste and a focus to drive recycling.

Digicel PNG renews nature park support

CEO of Digicel Business, Charlie Clementson, stated, “Digicel is pleased to continue its seven year relationship with the Port Moresby Nature Park. 

“This year our partnership covers a range of telecommunications services inclusive of unlimited internet data plus mobile voice and SMS services.

“We are confident these services will assist the Park in improving its efficiencies and enhancing overall communication needs. 

“Digicel commends the management and team of the Park in preserving Papua New Guinea’s wild life and endangered species.”

Huge turnout at Nature Park

Gala celebrated World Ice Cream Day at the Port Moresby Nature Park, where all proceeds would go to the park’s wildlife appeal, which was launched early last month.

Children started entering the park as early as 10am, where they had a number of bouncy castles to choose from as well as an entire day filled with games and of course, ice-cream.

Nature park’s CEO, Michelle McGeorge, was overwhelmed with the support from the community.

K20,000 for ‘Wildlife Appeal’

WCS Country Director to Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ambroise Brenier, said: “Port Moresby Nature Park, Papua New Guinea’s highest visited single recreational facility, is doing a fantastic job in promoting and supporting the conservation of the country’s unique biodiversity.

Trash to Treasure Sculpture Festival launched

The aim of the festival is to raise awareness on the growing issue of waste, in particular plastic pollution, to encourage the public to rethink their rubbish and how much each of us create.

The event showcases solid waste that has been turned into aesthetically powerful larger than life sculptures to demonstrate the type and amount of trash that is created in Port Moresby and challenge the repurpose of items that would ordinarily be thrown away.