‘Nino Konis Santana’ National Park inaugurated – Timor Post

The Government of Timor-Leste has inaugurated the nation’s first national park, The Nino Konis Santana National Park, on Friday (1/8) in sub-district Tutuala, Lautem.

The wonderful natural park was inaugurated by the President of the National Parliament Fernando Lasama and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão.

The park covers an area of 123,600 hectares and encompasses Com, Tutala to Lore and the Lautem District.

PM Xanana said that the park preserve Timor-Leste’s natural resources for future generations.

“Across the world we hear about climate change. It is changing because we destroy our forests…Sometimes we talk about money and oil, but nature is very important to our lives. Let the forests and the animals be as they are. It is time for them to be free, they are our wealth …,” said PM Gusmão.

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