12 Oct 2009

CNMI to boost conservation area for rare bird

3:11 pm on 12 October 2009

Agencies in the Northern Marianas are working closely to address the loss of some of the conservation area intended for the endangered bird species, the Micronesian Megapode.

The Department of Public Lands was to set aside around three hectares as a conservation area, but some of this has been cleared.

The Department has now acknowledged the error and reserved another 18 hectares of land with native limestone forest that will be set aside in perpetuity as a conservation area for the birds.

Limestone forest is a preferred habitat for the Micronesian Megapode.