4 Papua’s Endemic Animals You Should Know

What kind of animal comes to mind when you’re asked to name a Papuan animal? Some endemic Papuan animals, such as birds of paradise, cassowaries, and tree kangaroos, may be familiar to you. Apart from these three creatures, Papua has a variety of other endemic species. According to the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Papua […]

ECO FUND

Yayasan Ekosistem Nusantara Berkelanjutan (Yayasan EcoNusa) merupakan  organisasi nirlaba yang bertujuan untuk memperbaiki pengelolaan sumber daya alam yang berkeadilan dan berkelanjutan di Indonesia dengan memberikan penguatan terhadap inisiatif lokal serta pengembangan kapasitas kelompok masyarakat untuk mewujudkan visi yayasan. Untuk meningkatkan kualitas program, pencapaian perubahan yang diinginkan serta mendukung berbagai inisiatif lokal, Yayasan EcoNusa menyiapkan Program […]

Have You Heard of IUU FIshing? Let’s Get to Know More about It!

As the largest archipelagic country in the world which is dominated by the ocean, the potential of marine and fisheries in Indonesia cannot be doubted. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), in 2019, the value of Indonesian fishery exports reached IDR 73,631,883,000. making it one of the most prominent industries […]

Here Are 3 Ecotourism Spots to Visit in Papua

Who doesn’t enjoy vacationing in natural tourism destinations? After being busy doing many kinds of work, it must be wonderful to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature. However, we need to make sure that what we do on vacation do not harm the environment. For those of you who wish to go on holiday […]

Let’s Get to Know How to Make Your Own Ecobricks!

Raise your hand if you still use plastic bags or other plastic-based items! You’re probably aware that plastic waste has a negative impact on the environment. According to data from Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the country generates 64 million tons of plastic waste each year, with 3.2 million tons ending up in the water. […]

Let’s Get to Know the Importance of Peatlands!

Indonesia, behind Brazil, has the second largest wetland, according to Global Wetlands data. The country’s peatland or wetlands area is estimated to be 36,458,236 ha. It’s quite large, right? Perhaps some of you have heard a lot about peatland. But do you really know what peat is and why it is so important to the […]

4 New Marine Protected Areas in Maluku

For those of you who enjoy diving or admiring underwater beauty may already know that Maluku is one of Indonesia’s regions with extraordinary underwater diversity. To preserve this diversity, one of the government’s efforts is to establish the Marine Protected Areas (MPA). These conservation areas will be specifically preserved and managed through a zoning system […]

5 National Parks in Maluku & Papua You Should Know!

Eastern Indonesia’s natural beauty and wealth are undeniable. The islands of Papua and Maluku are home to beautiful seas, abundant forests, as well as hills and mountains that are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Many of these natural environments have been designated as national parks in order to preserve biodiversity. That […]

Let’s Get to Know the Danger of Microplastics on the Marine Ecosystem!

With the naked eye, we can see that there is a lot of plastic waste that we can encounter every day. In addition to single-use plastic bags, we can also find plastic in various forms, such as drink bottles, straws, food wrappers, sanitary napkins, and many others. A study published in the scientific journal Science […]

Ilmuwan Muda Papua 2021: Tips & Trick for Making Scientific Research Posters

The Young Papuan Scientists / Ilmuwan Muda Papua (IMP) 2021 program is still going on. On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, a training session entitled “Tips & Tricks for Making Scientific Research Posters” was held online. Ilmuwan Muda Papua is a program run by the EcoNusa Foundation in collaboration with the West Papua Province’s Regional Research […]

EcoNusa Annual Report 2020

Since February 2020, EcoNusa has executed a lot of imperative activities in eastern Indonesia. The organization has even planned 36 activities for the following months. However, unexpectedly the first Covid-19 outbreak happened in Indonesia. The deadly virus eventually spread out the diseases into the alarming level of pandemic with rapid transmission and high mortality rate. […]

3 Youth Environmental Communities in Indonesia You Should Know!

Young people’s attention to environmental issues is growing these days. Many people have realized that the earth’s condition is worsening due to a variety of issues, including forest destruction, rising global temperatures, a large amount of waste and pollution, and many others.  This increased awareness is certainly a good thing, but it is not enough. […]

Stop Wasting Food! Here are the Environmental Impacts of Food Waste!

Raise your hand if you frequently don’t finish your meal and discard the leftovers? Do you realize that the leftover food you throw away will become food waste, which is Indonesia’s major contributor to waste? According to data from the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the number of food waste in Indonesia reaches 23 million […]

Let’s Get to Know More about E-waste and How to Manage Them Properly!

There are now numerous environmental movements actively working to address the waste problem. For instance, the act of picking up trash together, recycling plastic, and so on. However, in Indonesia, there haven’t been many serious movements or efforts to address the e-waste problem. It’s unfortunate, because electronic waste is one of the types of waste […]