New species of frogs, birds and snakes have been discovered at Borukua Island commonly known as Mary Island at the border of Western province and Russell Island.
One of the local environmentalists Patrick Pikacha who accompanied a team of US scientists conducted marine research in Western province onboard MV Plan B discovered these species during a trip to the island last week.
Mr Pikacha who is working closely with the Solomon Island Community Conservation Partnership (SICCP) during his presentation onboard MV Plan B last Thursday said, the species have been discovered on the Island during a trip there last week.
“These species have been found only on Borukua Island and no-where else around the country and the world.
“These species are frog, birds and snakes are really unique and different that are only found on this island. We discovered them when we conducted our research on the island,” Mr Pikacha said.
He said these species are rarely seen in the Solomon Island and around world only in Borukua Island.
“This is one of our findings when we conducted this research, it’s really strange to see these species because they are different from our normal ones that we have in our environment.
“Since we discovered these species we would make sure these species are protected on Borukua Island,” he said.
The presentation was witnessed by permanent secretary of environment and conservation, environmentalists and other dignitaries from other organisation.
The report of the two weeks research would be submitted to the government after its completed and compiled.
By DENVER NEWTER