Merauke, Jubi – Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka in his speech on the public consultation of technical working group on low emission development initiative held in Merauke City on Tuesday (1/10/2015) said all the time Merauke Regency is known for many deer. But due to illegal hunting it is now migrating to Papua New Guinea.
“When compared with few years ago, the deer are easy to find around the forest but in the recent years, due to illegal hunting it is hard to find it,” he said. Meanwhile, the deer population in Papua New Guinea from time to time is increasing because its population is protected and well maintained.
“Merauke shares the borderland with Papua New Guinea while the distance is not too far. So it is not surprising if its flora and fauna could migrate to Papua New Guinea, especially deer,” he said.
The Sota Sub-district Chief, Mike Walinaulik, some times ago admitted many Papua New Guineans came to Sota selling fish-oxygen bubbles and deer’ antlers. After getting some money, they use it to buy the primary stuffs such as rice, sugar or soap. (Frans L Kobun/rom)