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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sarang villagers take steps to save leatherback turtles in Papua New Guinea

This is a great story to reflect the true meaning of independence in Papua New Guinea. Sarang villagers take  initiative to save, protect and restore the population of the critically endangered leatherback turtles without outside help. MAKATA recognised this initiative and rewarded them with a week-long turtle training. We also did a boundary survey for their marine conservation area. The villagers have indicated that they will establish their Community Based Organisation known as SAKAR Locally Managed Marine Area. SA stands for Sarang and KA stands for Karem. This to me is the best independence celebrations news.See story on Page 6 of Post Courier, Thursday, September 12, 2013 and Page 25, PC, Friday, September 13, 2013. Link:

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