Habitat Destruction In Your Face


This was the view from my office at the beginning of the week. Notice three fires in three different locations. This is happening like everyday. Just can’t escape it.

Sometimes the haze from the smoke settles over the Harbour and it is horrible.

I heard from people working in that area where the fires are that there are now snakes galore in those places!

The first thing that came to mind was…habitat destruction. Whilst I’m not fond of snakes, alive or dead, it does make one realise how fragile our Port Moresby and its environs have become.

Just today I was reading Oala Moi’s very eloquent article in the Masalai Blog about the growing disenfranchisement of the Motu-Koitabu and it really brought the point home…habitat destruction and through it dis-empowerment of people, animals and reptiles.

It’s not only the reptiles that are fleeing from their habitat and traditional lands….is it already becoming the survival of the fittest?

Food for thought for all who care about the environment and the increasingly fragile eco-systems.

Author: IslandMeri

I am based in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea. The purpose of this blog is to share my magic moments in Papua New Guinea, elsewhere in the Pacific and the world. I have many creative pursuits - singing, songwriting, amateur photography and blogging.

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