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In a Biodiversity HotSpot

Mahonia Na Dari operates from the Walindi Nature Centre, on the shores of Kimbe Bay, about twenty minutes drive from Kimbe on the Talasea Highway of West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.

The Nature Centre land is made available under a token lease arrangement with Max and Cecilie Benjamin, owners of the neighbouring Walindi Plantation Resort .

Mahonia operates from the Walindi Nature Centre, located on the shores of beautiful Kimbe Bay. It is situated about twenty minutes drive north from Kimbe town on the Talasea Highway of the Willaumez Peninsula, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Kimbe Bay is in the Coral Triangle — the global centre for marine biodiversity.

The bay is home to a remarkable 832 species of fish, which is more than the Hawaiian Islands and the entire Caribbean. At least 413 species of hard coral occur here, making the coral community in Kimbe Bay one of the most diverse of any single location in the world. However, the diversity of most other marine organisms is poorly documented and more research is greatly needed in this area.

The Walindi Nature Centre land is made available under a token lease arrangement with Max and Cecilie Benjamin, owners of the neighbouring Walindi Plantation Resort.

   

Mahonia Na Dari from the air, 2006. Photo: J?rgen Freund