Papua LNG operator TotalEnergies' Julien Pouget and colleagues visited the park last week, where the company committed to care for the environment in which it operated.
In terms of the memorandum of understanding, TotalEnergies has agreed to cooperate with the Nature Park in developing scientific research and related programmes in relation to native amphibians in PNG, especially frog husbandry and frog genome collection
Along with this, it intends to participate in enhancing local capacity development and supporting best practices in biodiversity conservation. It will also share scientific results from TotalEnergies' biodiversity survey, environmental consultation meetings and seminars, The National newspaper reported.
Pouget said that as the Papua LNG in Gulf Province was about to launch, TotalEnergies wanted to commit to biodiversity, "especially in PNG which is one of the richest countries in terms of biodiversity".
Nature Park's interim chief executive officer Kelsey Engle said TotalEnergies would add value to the work being done at the popular Port Moresby attraction.
"It is absolutely fabulous to have that commitment and intent for conservation for biodiversity," Engle said. "We are so grateful for having partners like TotalEnergies. Nature Park would not exist and fulfil its mission of being guardians of PNG's flora and fauna without such partnerships."