New Park Management Committee for Varirata National Park

A Promising Future for one of PNG's renowned National Parks


Varirata National Park Turns 46  

Varirata National Park celebrates 46 years of being Papua New Guinea's most renowned national parks, since opening on the 18th October 1973 - two years before the country's Independence.  

Leading towards Varirata's 46th Anniversary,  the inaugural Park Management Committee for Varirata National Park was established paving the way for the parks future management and maintenance.  The new office bearers of the Park Management Committee (PMC) were voted in during the second committee meeting at the Conservation Environment and Protection Authority (CEPA) on Wednesday 16 October, 2019.

The PMC comprises of the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (Mr Nathan Lati, Chairman), Koiairi Local Level Government (Mr. Alfred Kennedy, Deputy Chair), Central Provincial Government (Mr. Edward Kila), Port Moresby Nature Park (Ms. Michelle McGeorge), University of PNG (Dr Linus Digim'Ra), PNG Power Ltd (Mr Titus Tsigese), Sogeri Police (Snr Sergeant Max Maso), Kae Association representing the local community (Mr Omoro Asi) and CEPA as the secretariat. 

This year has been an eventful year for Varirata National Park beginning with the construction of an Information Center, and the employment of Park Rangers who recently received uniforms sponsored by the UNDP-GEF 5.  

The rehabilitation of the Varirata National Park comes under the CEPA-JICA Biodiversity Project 2015-2020.  


For further information email the JICA Technical Coordinator Mr.Ted Mamu: email [email protected] or call +675  301-4500 / 301-4531 

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The new Varirata National Park Management Committee. Photo courtesy of CEPA-JICA Biodiversity Project
Varirata National Park rangers in their new uniforms. Photo by Soso Borrey and supplied by CEPA-JICA Biodiversity Project.