Rainforest protected against all odds
Managalas Plateau was declared the biggest conservation area in Papua New-Guinea on Wednesday by the country’s Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change MP John Pundari and Governor Gary Juffa. The official celebration took place on the Managalas plateau itself.
The government representatives, among many other guests from far and near, were received by various traditional dancing groups with a display of wild birds and animals. The celebration marked 32 years of hard work to get the area officially declared as a conservation area.
A plaque was unveiled in the presence of United Nations Development Program resident representative Roy Trivedy, deputy head of the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra Beate Gabrielsen, a delegation from Rainforest Foundation Norway and not to forget the organization running the project on the ground; Partners with Melanesians. Hundreds of people living on the plateau were there to take part in the celebration.