NATURE PARK IN CHAOS AFTER FLOODING

"The heavy rains caused flood waters to rise so high that they washed away the Nature Park’s plant nurseries as well as caused damages to fences."

The Port Moresby Nature Park is suffering the aftermath of the heavy rains and flooding that hit the city over the weekend which has caused an estimated K100,000 in damages and losses to the nature park.

The heavy rains caused flood waters to rise so high that they washed away the Nature Park’s plant nurseries as well as caused damages to fences. There’s never been a known record of flood waters reaching the height over the weekend.

On the damage, Port Moresby Nature Park’s general manager Michelle McGeorge said, “We are absolutely devastated by this freak event a sour plant nursery was a vital part in helping the nature park self-generate income and maintain the park’s own beautiful gardens.”

Further to this, she stated that it might take year’s to recover from the loss of sales as many of those plants were potted over 2 – 4 years ago enabling them to reach maturity for sale.

The park is appealing to the public and the business community to show their support during this time. “The best way that the public can help is by visiting and joining our membership program, and for the business community, they can support by way of donation or buy utilizing our services such as venue hire and corporate team building activities,” McGeorge added.

The park reassures the public that all 550 animals are safe and that no animal exhibit damage was sustained nor any damage to public areas within the park.

For any inquiries regarding donations and support to the park, please contact Edward Torai, Members & Sponsors Communications Supervisor on members.pomnp@gmail.com.

Port Moresby Nature Park is a Non-profit organization which relies heavily on funding support from government and other donor agencies to implement its research and conservation programs to promote PNG’s unique flora,fauna and cultural diversity to the rest of the world.

 

March 18, 2019