Nature Park supports governor Parkop’s 50,000 trees target


THE Port Moresby Nature Park says it is committed to supporting National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop plant 50,000 trees by World Environment Day on June 5.
Park chief executive officer Michelle McGeorge made this known after the Skal Cub of Port Moresby placed their support behind the park by committing K10,000 towards the trees for life project.
The trees for life – schools tree planting project was launched at the Gerehu Secondary School with teachers and students last month, one day ahead of International Day of Forests.
Throughout the school’s tree planting exercise, the Nature Park will also be delivering educational programmes to students on plant biology, the importance of rainforests, climate change and climate change mitigation.
Skal Club president Gary Seddon, while making the commitment, said: “We are proud to support the Port Moresby Nature Park in their efforts.
“As one of PNG’s leading tourist facilities, their efforts to create a greener city also supports tourists’ expectations of our tropical island when they arrive into Port Moresby.”
The Port Moresby Nature Park, in a statement, said the “trees for life” initiative was supported by the global non-government organisation Cities4Forests and One Tree Planted, the Sir Brian Bell Foundation, the British High Commission, Rotary Club of Port Moresby and Skal Club of Port Moresby.
“A second ‘trees for life project’ coordinated by the Nature Park includes the expansion of the park’s demonstration rainforest area, Port Moresby’s only rainforest area that provides a valuable learning space for school and university students and a habitat for many native wild species in Port Moresby that struggle for safe places to live due to the growth of the city,” it said.