Port Moresby Nature Park

K40,000 for BSP Trash To Treasure Fete

The BSP Trash to Treasure festival emphasizes on creating sculptures made of waste tins, cans, bottles, rubber and plastic.

BSP Leadership Management Development Program participant & Assistant Company Secretary, Jamie-Lee Loh said: “BSP recognizes the environmental issues faced in PNG and is committed to assist with initiatives that contribute towards reducing any negative impact and enhance measures taken to conserve the environment we live in.”

Plant sales support park

The organisation, like many others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, is heavily supported by partners, sponsors and supporters.

Commercial activities like the plant sale not only encourage sales but also park visitation.

Nature Park’s general manager, David Thompson, said: Plant sale on the weekend, two of those per year. It’s been going well, it’s been consistent. Same figures as last year, same numbers as last year, with all those contributions and plant sales going to our wildlife fund, and to the conservation of our animals and everything here.” 

Volunteering pays off

However, one young man who had the patience and perseverance to earn him full-time employment is now Port Moresby Nature Park’s grounds officer.

Nathaniel Suagu, originally from Yangoru in East Sepik Province, had been volunteering with the Port Moresby Nature Park since 2018.

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.