Port Moresby Nature Park now has an Aviary for Eclectus Parrots

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By Lillian Sopera Keneqa – EMTV News, Port Moresby For those who love to visit the Port Moresby Nature Park, it now has a new Eclectus Parrot Aviary showcasing one of PNG’s most unique parrots. This is the 9th of 10 aviaries which have been built and opened in the last 8 months. The 10th is a rescue and rehabilitation aviary located off public display and will be completed in the next few weeks. POM Nature Park Manager, Michelle McGeorge said, “This aviary houses our female Eclectus parrots, some of the birds have been rescued or surrendered to the Nature Park and some were born here. The aviary features interpretation panels that promote the Nature Park’s campaign and raise awareness of the threat to PNG parrots.” The Park is an example of what can be achieved through public and private partnership. PNG Tourism Promotion Authority has been an active partner in seeing the aviaries built. Park Manager, McGeorge said, “Through this partnership, POMNP has also been able to shine the tourism spotlight at many international events including 2015 Pacific Games, 2017 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2018 APEC Summit, which saw the park play host throughout the entire year as part of the multiple SOM events, meetings and leaders week.” PNGTPA gave K60, 000 to show their support for more projects that the Park will be undertaking. PNGTPA CEO, Jerry Agus said, “I can assure the board, management and staff that TPA will always stand ready to partner with you for other major projects to come. As long as we have some resources available at our disposal will continue to support you.” He added, “Because we see that things are happening with the contributions that we are making . We are really happy to partner with people who can do… great work that will be for the benefit of everyone and most importantly the tourism industry.”]]>

Lillian Keneqa

Lillian Keneqa (pronounced KE-NE-YA) has a degree in Journalism & Public Relations , with a Minor in English Communication from the University of Papua New Guinea. She joined the News Department as a Journalist in December, 2017. When Lillian is not Journaling, she enjoys photography, graphic designing and traveling.

Lillian Keneqa