NATURE AND WILDLIFE TOURS
The increase in human population in some parts of the region causes over exploitation of their bushes with many of the endangered species of flora and fauna that are unique to that area. When seeing that those things are facing extinction, some intellectual locals started coming up with bright ideas to conserve the area with its natural environment and educate the others on the importance of wildlife conservation.Other areas do farming both for sale and conservative purposes such as fish, orchid, and other local plants species.
Mailbobo, Dumun(Simbu Province)- Wildlife & Nature Conservation Centre.
The Mailbobo Wildlife and Nature Conservation Centre is located about 20km out of Kundiawa town to the east along the Okuk Highway. TheLocal communities united in preserving their natural habitats and environment, thus promoting eco-tourism activities & further promotes nursery and reforestation. The center has a small museum displaying local artefacts, arts and crafts with beautiful wild garden and cultural groups that displaytraditional cultures and sing-sing.
Kemi Butterfly and Wildlife Conservation, Sulmaule, Simbu
Kemi Butterfly and Wildlife Conservation, is located 20km south of Kundiawa town in the Gumine district. It is a primary forest with botanic garden that conserve different species of butterflies and plants like orchids, trees and insects feeding plants. The area also has a small museum that contain artifacts and handcrafts that are famous to the Simbu province. Butterfly farming is the centrepiece of the project. They conserve up to 6 species of butterflies and moth. Goliath birdwing butterfly –second largest butterfly in the world, Priamus birdwing-male and female for breeding, Triodes birdwing-male and female for breeding (pupa) chrysalis, Common butterfly, orange tree Ulysses swallowtail (mountain blue), Hercules moth-the world largest moth. It is an ecotourism project initiated by Ps Jacob Ole to conserve and preserve the endangered local species of butterflies and moth including other species of flora and fauna. There are also other farming projects near the butterfly farm such as fish and orchids.
Baiya River Wildlife Sanctuary (Zoo)
It was established in 1968 for the protection in captivity of endangered species of wildlife fauna, to encourage breeding while in captivity used for education and research purposes. Facilities include an outdoor recreation area, welcome house, picnic shelters and tables, BBQ, a guest lodge , toilet facilities, library and laboratory.