Protect Forests and Ocean Paradise in Eastern Indonesia

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Defending Paradise: 'Sense of East

Why do we need to move together for Eastern Indonesia?

With Defending Paradise, EcoNusa hopes to build a bond with nature or so-called “sense of East” among all Indonesians and the world. Our “heaven on Earth” is being destroyed every second, and we need to restore our collective sense of urgency to protect forests and oceans in Eastern Indonesia as the last frontier of our climate. This is the only way to save our environment for the future generation.

Why is our relationship with nature important?

For centuries, communities in Eastern Indonesia have lived harmoniously with nature. From generation to generation, indigenous communities have lived with the rich biodiversity of Papua and Maluku, which have provided them with precious sources of livelihoods. Eastern Indonesia communities call the strong bond or sense between humans and nature as a form of gratitude for life bestowed by nature, from the oxygen we breathe produced by forests and marine ecosystems, to the carbon pollution absorbed to protect us.

The looming threats against forests and the oceans in Eastern Indonesia are endless, and they affect all species including humans. Those threats can take away the rights of indigenous peoples and coastal communities and deplete their livelihoods. On the contrary, they only benefit certain people in power.

You can make a difference today. Join the action now to protect the last paradise in Eastern Indonesia!

#DefendingParadise #ProtectOurForests #ProtectOurOcean #SenseofEast #ProtectingNaturePreservingLife

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Kehidupan, masyarakat adat, hutan, dan alam di Tanah Papua dan Kepulauan Maluku adalah surga. Kalau kita ingin menemukan surga dan… Read more “Bustar”

Bustar Maitar, CEO Yayasan EcoNusa
Indonesia

I am very happy that my Bird-of-Paradise photos and videos are being used in this EcoNusa campaign.  I believe that… Read more “”

Tim Laman, Wildlife Photographer and Videographer
United States

The birds-of-paradise are one of the great wonders of the natural world and I am fortunate to have been able… Read more “”

Ed Scholes, Ornithologist
United States

Saya mendukung Kampanye Defending paradise karena saya cinta Hutan papua dan cenderawasih sebagai hewan yang harus di jaga

Yokbet Merauje
Jayapura

Indonesia merupakan surganya wisatawan, dari sabang sampai maroke terdapat banyak sekali tempat tempat indah yang… Read more “Indonesia merupakan surganya wisatawan, dari”

Padel
Makassar

Ayo bersama-sama kita lindungi hutan Papua

Edison Ronny. Iek
Jayapura, papual, indonesia

Hutan dan Laut adalah harta kekayaan yang dimiliki oleh Negara. Hutan dan Laut adalah ALAM… Read more “Hutan dan Laut adalah harta”

JOSEP HENDRA PANGARIBUAN, S.H
KOTA MEDAN

Saya mendukung sepenuhnya pelestarian hutang di tanah papua dan Kepulauan maluku

Wahyu
Rejang lebong

Maju pesatnya ekspansi modal perusahaan perkebunan, ilegal loging sampai pada modal perusahaan tambang telah mendistribusi… Read more “Maju pesatnya ekspansi modal perusahaan”

Faru kadir
Kabupaten Banggai Laut, Sulawesi Tengah

Ayo lestarikan hutan dan habitatnya seperti burung cenderawasih dan lain lainnya. Terimakasih

Ruth patricia
Jakarta

Manusia butuh hutan, manusia butuh pohon untuk tetap hidup. Hutan tidak butuh manusia untuk hidup,… Read more “Manusia butuh hutan, manusia butuh”

Puri
Tangerang Selatan

I support #DefendingParadise of eastern Indonesia Because I remember seeing the devastating fires that happened… Read more “I support #DefendingParadise of eastern”

Rosemary Sease
Arcadia, California, United States of America

Hutan adalah Rumah bagi satwa langka terutama di daerah saya kepulauan Aru banyak satwa langka… Read more “Hutan adalah Rumah bagi satwa”

Nickson Gaelagoy
Kepulauan Aru Maluku

If we don’t do anything to protect them, no one will ever know they existed.… Read more “If we don’t do anything”

Erué Bûcher
Australia & Papua New Guinea

It’s quite simple, really. I have five children, and five grandchildren, and I want to… Read more “It’s quite simple, really. I”

Heather Reynolds
Sacramento California USA

Mari sama-sama kita kampanyekan kelestarian hutan dan laut di tanah Papua dan Maluku dimulai dari… Read more “Mari sama-sama kita kampanyekan kelestarian”

Asana Sohilauw
Kota Ambon, Maluku

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Kehidupan, masyarakat adat, hutan, dan alam di Tanah Papua dan Kepulauan Maluku adalah surga. Kalau kita ingin menemukan surga dan kehidupan, maka kita harus mencurahkan cinta dan semangat #defendingparadise untuk menjaga alam dan hutan yang masih tersisa di Tanah Papua dan Kepulauan Maluku yang juga menjadi habitat bagi ratusan ribu spesies flora dan fauna, termasuk cenderawasih. Mari kita jaga dan selamatkan alam di sana sebagaimana kita menjaga dan menghormati ibu yang memberikan kehidupan kepada kita.

Bustar Maitar, CEO Yayasan EcoNusa
Indonesia

I am very happy that my Bird-of-Paradise photos and videos are being used in this EcoNusa campaign.  I believe that Birds-of-Paradise are the perfect ambassadors to bring the world’s attention to the amazing biodiversity of Papua’s forests.

Tim Laman, Wildlife Photographer and Videographer
United States

Indonesia merupakan surganya wisatawan, dari sabang sampai maroke terdapat banyak… Read more “Indonesia merupakan surganya wisatawan, dari”

Padel
Makassar

Ayo bersama-sama kita lindungi hutan Papua

Edison Ronny. Iek
Jayapura, papual, indonesia

Hutan dan Laut adalah harta kekayaan yang dimiliki oleh Negara.… Read more “Hutan dan Laut adalah harta”

JOSEP HENDRA PANGARIBUAN, S.H
KOTA MEDAN

Saya mendukung sepenuhnya pelestarian hutang di tanah papua dan Kepulauan… Read more “Saya mendukung sepenuhnya pelestarian hutang”

Wahyu
Rejang lebong

Maju pesatnya ekspansi modal perusahaan perkebunan, ilegal loging sampai pada… Read more “Maju pesatnya ekspansi modal perusahaan”

Faru kadir
Kabupaten Banggai Laut, Sulawesi Tengah

Ayo lestarikan hutan dan habitatnya seperti burung cenderawasih dan lain… Read more “Ayo lestarikan hutan dan habitatnya”

Ruth patricia
Jakarta

When our forests and ocean are in jeopardy, so is our future.

Join us by jolting down your message for protecting forests and ocean in Papua and Maluku through the #DefendingParadise campaign.

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This male King Bird-of-Paradise is filmed practicing his dance moves high up in a canopy tree. And he has some good ones. Note the rapid pivot, and those little green discs on the ends of his tail wires shaking behind his head to impress the females. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the econusa.id foundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please leave a message of support at the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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Imagine having two wirelike rods sticking out from your temples. Now envision those rods being more than twice as long as you are tall and studded with plastic flaglike ornamental tabs. Then imagine being able to wave those head-wires in every direction, using nothing more than the muscles in the skin of your head. Now do all of this while performing rhythmic deep knee bends while standing on a tightrope. Tim Laman photographed the male King-of-Saxony performing this too-bizarre-to-be-true ritual high in the canopy. Birds-of-Paradise need your voice and we've partnered with econusa.id in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please leave your message of support at the link in out Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birds-of-paradise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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This male King Bird-of-Paradise is filmed practicing his dance moves high up in a canopy tree. And he has some good ones. Note the rapid pivot, and those little green discs on the ends of his tail wires shaking behind his head to impress the females. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the EcoNusa Foundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please leave a message of support by following the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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The Standardwing Bird-of-Paradise is found only on the Indonesian islands of Halmahera, Bacan and Kasiruta in the northern Moluccas. Can you see the special ornamental feathers that give this species its name? Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the econusa.id foundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please add your voice of support at the link in our bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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Video by TimLaman. In some birds, males and females can be distinguished by color or size. In others, males possess additional ornamentation not seen in females. This is especially true in birds-of-paradise such as the Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise, which has several long tail wires that it sweeps across a female's face during courtship. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and I are partnered with econusa.id in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please follow birdsofparadiseproject, and leave your message at the link in our bio there to show your support.
#DefendingParadise #EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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The “ballerina dance” of the male Western Parotia is a carefully choreographed display performed for any female who chooses to perch on the branch above his well-maintained court. Putting all the elements of this complex dance together takes real skill. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the EcoNusaFoundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Leave your message of support at the link in our bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #BirdsOfParadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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When he finally succeeds in attracting a female to his chosen display log, the male Vogelkop Lophorina fans his long cape to create one of the most incredible optical illusions in the animal world. Fake blue eye-spots and the blue breast shield set off against a super-black background create a dazzling display for the female. Some call it a "psychedelic smiley face." Are you impressed? This female was not. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the econusa.id in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please leave your message of support at the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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The Magnificent Riflebird dances to attract a mate. Watch as it whips its wings back and forth hoping to court with an interested female. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with econusa.id in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Leave a message of support by clicking the link in our Bio.

#Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #ProtectingForestPreservingLife #TimLaman #EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #MalukuRainforest
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EcoNusa Foundation econusa.id and the Cornell Lab present "Defending Paradise," a 3-episode video series as part of the #DefendingParadise campaign.
We proudly present the first episode Defending Paradise: Birds-of-Paradise of Tanah Papua and the Maluku Islands. Watch now on the EcoNusa Foundation Youtube Channel, EcoNusa TV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwtvbLy_35A

Show your support for the preservation of tropical rainforests in Tanah Papua and the Maluku Islands...the home of the birds-of-paradise today! bit.ly/DefendingParadise!

#DefendingParadise #EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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This male King Bird-of-Paradise is filmed practicing his dance moves high up in a canopy tree. And he has some good ones. Note the rapid pivot, and those little green discs on the ends of his tail wires shaking behind his head….. any female is bound to be impressed! Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the econusa.id foundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Leave a message of support today by following the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birds-of-paradise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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Elaborate plumes like those displayed by the Greater Bird-of-Paradise certainly are fancy, but they can also hinder the male’s ability to fly and forage. So why would such seemingly impractical traits persist? Among several competing ideas, the so-called "sexy sons hypothesis" suggests that fancy traits are passed on through sexual selection by females who want to mate with good-looking males in the hopes of producing equally handsome, reproductively successful sons. #Birdsofparadise need your help and we've partnered with econusa.id in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Learn more by clicking on the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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Elaborate plumes like those displayed by the Greater Bird-of-Paradise certainly are fancy, but they can also hinder the male’s ability to fly and forage. So why would such seemingly impractical traits persist? Among several competing ideas, the so-called "sexy sons hypothesis" suggests that fancy traits are passed on through sexual selection by females who want to mate with good-looking males in the hopes of producing equally handsome, reproductively successful sons. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with econusa.id in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Learn more by clicking on the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birds-of-paradise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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This male King Bird-of-Paradise is filmed practicing his dance moves high up in a canopy tree. And he has some good ones. Note the rapid pivot, and those little green discs on the ends of his tail wires shaking behind his head to impress the females. The forests that are home to the Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the econusa.id foundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please leave a message of support at the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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Please add your voice to protect these amazing creatures by following the linkin our Bio. When he finally succeeds in attracting a female to his chosen display log, the male Vogelkop Lophorina fans his long cape to create one of the most incredible optical illusions in the animal world. Fake blue eye-spots and the blue breast shield set off against a super-black background create a dazzling display for the female. Some call it a "psychedelic smiley face." Are you impressed? This female was not. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the EcoNusa Foundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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Watch as a male Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise clears his display court of leaves and other forest debris so his amazing colors will be the center of attention when a female arrives. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the econusa.id foundation in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Add your message of support at the link in our Bio.

#EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birdsofparadise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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In some birds, males and females can be distinguished by color or size. In others, males possess additional ornamentation not seen in females. This is especially true in birds-of-paradise such as the Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise, which has several long tail wires that it sweeps across a female's face during courtship. Birds-of-Paradise need your help and we've partnered with the econus.id in Indonesia to help protect these amazing creatures by #DefendingParadise. Please leave your message of support at the link in our Bio.

#DefendingParadise #EcoNusaCLODefendingParadise #Birds-of-paradise #cenderawasih #PapuaRainforest #MalukuRainforest #TimLaman #EdScholes #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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Hutan hujan tropis di tanah surga, Tanah Papua dan Kepulauan Maluku adalah rumah bagi ratusan ribu spesies tumbuhan dan hewan, termasuk cenderawasih, burung surga yang keindahannya tersohor ke seluruh penjuru dunia sejak berabad silam.

Cenderawasih hidup tersebar di hutan-hutan hujan tropis Pulau Papua, Kepulauan Aru, Pulau Halmahera, dan Pulau Obi di Maluku Utara, menjadi bagian dari harmoni alam dan tradisi masyarakat adat. Hutan, satwa, dan manusia, satu kesatuan tak terpisahkan.

Sayangnya, kini keberadaan burung-burung surga ini terus terusik. Rumahnya terus menghilang. Penebangan hutan, perluasan perkebunan skala besar, pertambangan, dan pembukaan lahan mengancam cenderawasih serta seluruh ekosistem alam yang merupakan pendukung utama penghidupan masyarakat adat dan penopang iklim dunia.

Bertepatan dengan Hari Hutan Internasional 21 Maret 2021, EcoNusa berkolaborasi dengan Cornell Lab of Ornithology @cornellbirds mengampanyekan kelestarian hutan hujan tropis sebagai habitat cenderawasih di Tanah Papua dan Kepulauan Maluku melalui kampanye #DefendingParadise.

Berikan dukunganmu dan ikuti terus update kampanye ini melalui tautan di profile kami.

#DefendingParadise #EcoNusaDefendingParadise #EconusaCLODefendingParadise #BirdofParadise #BeradatJagaHutan #Cenderawasih #HutanPapua #HutanMaluku #EcoNusa #ProtectingForestPreservingLife
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