Visit to the Heaven of marine biodiversity
Visit to New Ireland, Heaven of marine biodiversity
The Ambassador and his wife have paid a visit to New Ireland, where they met civil and religious high officials.
The French community in the province currently consists in one French national, whom the Ambassador and his wife have met and who has been successfully working for some years now with the New Britain Palm Oil Company.
They were warmly welcomed by the community of Lemakot, on a campus home to several schools, including a vocational college.
They visited traditional woodcarving workshops in villages maintaining the Malagan tradition from generation to generation.
New Ireland is proud of its exceptional marine biodiversity, which attracts the best experts of the world. On Lissenung Island H.E. Pascal Maubert and his wife had the opportunity to meet Mr. Eric Madeja, an underwater photograph and film operator (www.treasure-images.com), and Mr. Kenneth Kassem, a marine ecosystems expert from Kyoto University. The team is currently working on the edition of a spectacular book dedicated to the Coral Triangle.
The province is hosting a big international campaign of scientific research jointly lead by the Nouméa based Institute of Research for Development and the French National Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with UPNG. This operation called MADEEP Kavieng 2014 will take place in the Kavieng area till early September.