Indonesian government to investigate Korean palm oil giant over burning in Papua

Some supporters of Free West Papua campaign have used the issues of Korindo’s palm oil plantation to defame Indonesia as if Indonesian government both local Papuan government and central government were responsible for the deforestation. In fact, the government of Indonesia according to the Ministry of Environment has sent a team to investigate the case. Please…

Preserving biodiversity for a prosperous Papua

This good news is reported by ANTARA News. If you want to know more about ICBE, please visit ICBE PAPUA The Agirway dancers of Papua performed the exquisite Ballads of Cendrawasih (Birds of Paradise) dance, marking the opening of an International Conference on Biodiversity, Eco-Tourism and Creative Economy (ICBE), and showcasing Papuas famed biodiversity. Indonesias easternmost…

Life-Preserving Mangroves in Papua

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Ohotya village in Mimika Regency, Papua, was lively in the afternoon. Children came out to play around their stilt houses as the adults finished their daily chores. Ansalma Matnarewa, one of the villagers, just returned from the mangrove forest not far from her village. She was carrying a medium-sized noken, a traditional…