Grade 12 students from the Port Moresby International School (POMIS) are urging for more care by Papua New Guineans towards marine life.
On Friday, the students visited Lion Island to carry out studies on how human activities are affecting mangroves and its surrounding environment.
Their case study of mangroves, led them to Lion Island to test and support experimment objectives of how the marine environment is surviving despite the overwhelming human activities.
Students carried out temperature tests, oxygen test and observations on how the marine ecosystem is affected.
A critical part of the study proves the depleting growth of mangroves on our shores.
Part of the lesson was also to find concrete opinions on how the mangrove and its surrounding environment can be conserved and managed in a sustainable manner.
According to the students, conservation effort is the next big move for PNG’s future generation to benefit.
Lion Island is just one example of how our marine life is being severely affected by humans.
At a global scale, other coastal environments face similar challenges.