Eco tourism is a booming economic sector in Papua New Guinea that can certainly boost the economy of the country.
To boost and provide a new experience of Port Moresby to visitors both within and abroad, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, the Pacific Adventist University and the Koiari Local Level Government in Port Moresby, for the implementation of a bird watching project.
Bird watching is a new project and this signed agreement will see the implementation of the project in the Variarata National Park, Pacific Adventist University campus and the Sirinumu and Laloki catchment areas.
The project aims to promote bird watching activities in Papua New Guinea, especially Port Moresby, in order to provide a new feel and attraction to visitors both local and from abroad.
As part of biodiversity conservation through the PNG policy on Protected Area, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority will implement the bird watching project.
CEPA Project Coordinator with CEPA/JICA Project for biodiversity conservation Fredrick Ohmana said the implemented initiative will give all residents and visitors to Port Moresby a new experience of the unique biodiversity that can be seen here in PNG.