Marsi Village Needs Training on Nutmeg Care

Nutmeg has been cultivated by Papuan community from generation to generation which served as the main source of income including those in Kaimana Regency, West Papua. The good price has encouraged people to plant nutmeg despite their former lack of interest. One of them is in Marsi Village in Kaimana District. “This is part of […]

Nutmeg Tale of Kaimana, from Nursery to Training on Shaky Nutmeg

Papuan nutmeg (Myristica argentea Warb) has high economic value. Indonesia is one of the largest producers and exporters of nutmeg and fuli (nutmeg seed coat) in the world with 75 percent of market shares in global market. The non-timber forest product also becomes one of the major commodities for peoples in Egarwara, Wermenu, Kufuryai, and […]

Best Practices from Eastern Indonesia as Capital for Blue Economy 

As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has large potential from sea. Our country is on the top two of the largest fish producer in the world after China. Eastern Indonesia sea as the location of coral triangle is the home for 76 percent of world coral reef species and 37 percent of global coral reef fish […]

Indonesia-Norway New Deal Can Boost FOLU Net Sink Target Achievement

Indonesia’s Minister for Environment and Forestry (MoEF), Siti Nurbaya Bakar, and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, Espen Barth Eide, signed a new bilateral partnership on Climate and Environment, on Monday, 12 September 2022. The bilateral agreement here has become an important momentum for Indonesia and Norway to work together for tackling climate crisis through […]

G20 Key to Development Paradigm Shift

Every country wants to give prosperous life to the people through development. Development has thus far been interpreted as economic growth. Natural resources are deemed unlimited and we can take as much as we want. “Is there any end for economic growth? There is no end for economic growth, but limit owned by our planet,” […]

Diplomacy Study via Social Media in National SED

Excitement filled the hall of Kinasih Resort at Depok, West Java, despite the late night. Laughs and claps of the enthusiastic 36 participants of the 2022 National School of Eco-Diplomacy continued to happen during the activity. That night they should present their footage produced by group. There were 10 groups assigned in the afternoon. Both […]

Sago, Vegetation with Loads of Benefit Threatened by Development

To people in Tanah Papua, sago does not merely serve as the food resource. Sago tree has four vital benefits in life as it serves as the source of food, clothing, housing, and ecosystem. “Sago is our identity,” said Charles Toto, Chef and Papuan Food Activist, in a webinar on Sago with Loads of Benefit […]

Antigraft Body Monitors Land-based Management Improvement in West Papua

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) jointly with the Provincial Government of West Papua held a coordination meeting on palm oil plantation license review. The evaluation is the follow-up of coordination and supervisory of palm oil plantation sector in West Papua that has been done since February 2021. “On the coordination meeting today, we focus on the […]

Pili Nut, Shade Tree as the Source of Livelihood

Maluku Island has long been known as the producer of spices such as clove and nutmeg. It is no wonder that the Europeans sailed to Maluku centuries ago to get spices directly from the sources. However, the island does not only become the source of spice, Maluku is also known as the producer of pili […]

EcoNusa Outlook 2022: Significance of Building People’s Sovereignty in Eastern Indonesia

Yuliance Zanggonau shares her experiences in assisting people in Arguni Bawah District, Papua, in theEcoNusa Outlook 2022. (EcoNusa/David Herman Jaya) Tanah Papua and Maluku Island have ample natural resources. However, the people’s economy still relies on other parties. The condition makes the locals vulnerable to sell their land to the company. “People’s sovereignty is important […]

Jayapura Court Gave Another Rebuff to Palm Oil Lawsuit

  Jayapura Administrative Court (PTUN) in Papua gave another endorsement to Sorong Regency Government, West Papua, following the revocation of palm oil plantation concessions. Jayapura Administrative Court had recently overruled the lawsuit filed by PT Inti Kebun Lestari against Sorong Regent and Head of Sorong’s Investment and Integrated One Stop Service Office for revoking the […]

Only Few Aware of Climate Crisis Despite Looming Threat

Global warming and climate change are among the threats faced today by the populations around the globe, including Indonesia. The report of Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) with 195 countries as members stated that the earth temperature has been escalating by 1.1 Celsius degree since the 19th century. Without serious measure, in the upcoming […]

EcoNusa CEO: Returning Rights to Indigenous People Should Come after License Revocation

President Joko Widodo revoked problematic licenses of mining, forestry, and the use of state property. This measure was taken to improve natural resources for equal, transparent management while improving gap and natural degradation. “We revoke the licenses which are unused, unproductive, and transferred to other party, and not in line with their allocations and against […]

Lawang Oil, Hidden Potential of Boven Digoel

The fragrant of spices smelled from a large boiler at an adult height in Mandobo Village, Kouh District, in Boven Digoel Regency, Papua. On the boiler cap, it is connected with a small pipe that drips clear and aromatic drops. The clear drops of refinery here is collected in a pot. “We are refining the […]

Wambon Floss, New Gift from Boven Digoel

Boven Digoel has abundant natural potentials both in land and water. The regency in Papua Province here has some big and small rivers and swamps. The water areas are utilized by the locals to catch shrimp and fish such as cork, snapper, and tilapia fish. Considering the potentials, the Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) LIII […]