Mailbobo Wildlife Conservation & Nature Park
The Mailbobo Wildlife Conservation & Nature Park (MWCNP) project is located 15 kilometers east of Kundiawa, the provincial capital of Simbu Province. The project was initiated by mostly secondary school drop-outs and upskills and unemployed youths. The project creates safe haven from their past drug-addicted lifestyle and armed robberies on the PNG Okuk Highway.
The MWCNP was registered originally through Papua New Guinea Investment Promotion Authority (PNGIPA) on 21st September 2001 as Mailbobo Wildlife & Nature Conservation primarily to preserve and conserve the tropical rainforest ecology and the wildlife and promote sustainable eco-tourism with the populace. Currently, the name changed to Mailbobo Wildlife Conservation & Nature Park (MWCNP) considering the eco-tourism potential.
The project initially started in 1997 and five (5) years after officially registered with PNGIP in 2001 by a group of 200 like-minded youths (men and women). The MWCNP with no financial support from the government or donor aid organization built footpaths, bridges, tracks, guest houses/lodges, etc. including tree planting on the food gardening deforested areas. All the necessary facilities were built by the 200 youths’ own labor and financial contributions.
The Mailbobo Wildlife Conservation & Nature Park has visitors coming in from all over the world. From the guest register book, we have visitors far from Denmark, Japan, the UK, and Australia to name a few.
Today the MWCNP is working on a major rehabilitation project in conjunction with the local community in our wildlife conservation and natural park area.
The project covers millions of arcs of tropical rainforest sheltering freshwater creeks, water reservoirs, caves, bats, tree kangaroo, cassowaries, Black Bird of Paradise, possum, caucus, fish, frogs, wild dogs, ancestral burial site, etc. and etc.
The conservation activities taking place within the Mailbobo Wildlife Conservation & Nature Park include the monitoring of natural water reservoirs, logging control, invasive species control and key habitat, endangered species management, and reforestation campaign whilst providing benefits to the local communities through sustainable resource utilization, education in livestock domestication and modern agricultural techniques and eco-tourism.
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