Rokrok meri’s

About the Project

We are very excited to announce that we have funding from Perth Zoo to build our Ranger workforce with a new group of female rangers known as ROKROK MERI’S. Rokrok is pidgin English for frog and meri means women. Women are traditionally hunters of frogs for food and we’d like to know a little bit more about PNG’s frogs so who better to ask then PNG women. All of that traditional knowledge and wisdom can be harnessed in our Protected Areas Monitoring phone application that we are currently using with our 86 male rangers. We want to eventually have 86 female rokrok meri’s monitoring the frogs, at the moment, under this project, we will have 28 so please support us by making a donation.

The project activities include:

1) Purchase of 28 mobile smart phones and upload the Protected Area Monitoring App.

2) Update the Protected Area Monitoring phone app to include new staff and more information about PNG frogs.

3) Build capacity for field management.

4) Deliver a short training program with the Rokrok Meri’s at TCA Base in Lumi.

What we have achieved so far

    This project has just started in December 2023 so stay tuned for updates as the project progresses and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

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