Wildlife reserve wants help

National, Normal

The National, Thursday 06th of March, 2014

A MAJOR tourist attraction and wildlife centre in Morobe is seeking help.
The Kamiali Wildlife Management Area (KWMA), located in Lababia Village, Salamaua local level government, Huon district, has opened up to the public about its tourism activities and wild life preservation projects.
Established in 1997 by former Huon district MP Sasa Zibe, the KWMA was gazetted under the Flora and Fauna Act with the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).
The villagers claimed under its former leaders, no information about the tourism operation had revealed to the media or the public.
About 47,000 hectares of land is used for marine and forest preservation.
The wildlife centre stopped receiving funds in 2009 when Village Development Trust, a non-government organisation, stopped its contribution.
Programme coordinator Robert Tom called on Morobe Governor Kelly Naru and Huon District MP Ross Seymour to help fund the projects Lababia village was providing.