ExxonMobil reaffirms commitment to Nature Park

National
Source:
The National, Wednesday July 13th, 2016

THE PNG LNG Project operated by ExxonMobil has given K282,000 to the Port Moresby Nature Park as an additional financial contribution to support the park’s education programmes.
It will also benefit the pig-nosed turtle conservation programme.
ExxonMobil’s sponsorship of the park began in 2013. It enabled the park to develop a structured school excursion programme which complements the education curriculum.
From 2012 to the end of this year, more than 60,000 students would have taken part in the schools excursion programme at the nature park.
“The nature park is committed to shaping Papua New Guinea’s next generation as wildlife and nature ambassadors and has worked hard to develop programmes delivered in our outdoor classroom to excite children in the beauty of PNG and in natural sciences,” McGeorge said.
ExxonMobil community investment adviser Valentina Kaman the park provided an excellent and vital insight into the magnificent flora and fauna of the country.
“ExxonMobil and the PNG LNG Project are committed to supporting their educational and research programmes,” Kaman said.
From March 2015, in conjunction with the University of Canberra and supported by ExxonMobil, the park received 47 pig-nosed turtles, all less than a-week-old to conduct research into their growth rates and captive management techniques.