Port Moresby Nature Park this week joined other stakeholders of the PNG Protected Areas Network in highlighting key areas for managing Protected Areas in PNG at the National Protected Areas Forum 2021.
Speaking on a panel to discuss sustainable financing of protected area management, system level financing opportunities and how to leverage additional support from outside the conservation sector was Port Moresby Nature Park’s CEO, Michelle McGeorge, via zoom from Australia.
Port Moresby Nature Park, a leading conservation park in Papua New Guinea, preserving PNG’s unique natural environment and endangered animal species, shared its experiences in line with Pillar 5 of the PNG Protected Area Network, ‘Sustainable and equitable financing for Protected Areas’.
The 2-day forum hosted by CEPA and UNDP is aimed at enabling protected area practitioners, researchers, academics, private sector, potential donors and local communities who manage or support protected areas in PNG, to share their experiences, insights and any lessons learnt in relation to factors impacting protected areas.
Safeguarding our Protected Areas is an important goal for Port Moresby Nature Park as they play an important role in sustaining biodiversity. The natural, ecological or cultural value that a Protected Area possesses gives enough reasons why they should be protected as well as to save the forests of PNG for future generations.