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EcoNusa’s 6th Anniversary: Welcoming the Year of Hope

July 2023 marks the 6th year of EcoNusa Foundation. Along the way, there were certainly constructive challenges, one of which was the Covid-19 pandemic. EcoNusa strives to remain relevant towards the empowerment programs that we carried out on the ground. EcoNusa continues to work with local communities in the villages to support community independence and […]

Indonesia Calls for Green Diplomat Role

In the end of August 2022, EcoNusa organized a School of Eco Diplomacy (SED) activity for the 35 shortlisted youngsters across from Indonesia. The goings-on here is deemed the EcoNusa’s effort to build the youth capacity so as to be a leading generation in promoting, conserving, and defending the diversity of culture and natural resources […]

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 […]

35 Indonesian Youths Prepared for Being Green Diplomat

Despite the country’s attribute for its ample biodiversity, empirically Indonesia’s nature is under threats of climate crisis and business practices that are not sustainable, exploitative, and destructive. Some of them are like mining and palm oil plantation expansion that have brought about forest degradation, as well as overfishing that destroys sea resources and ecosystems. On […]

Restore Faster, Recover Stronger

I purposely adopt the central theme of the 77 th RI Independence Day this year for the article. The theme has straightforwardly represented the fact in Indonesia while serving as the spirit for recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic. Pandemic has not come to an end, as thousands of peoples are still infected by Covid-19 up […]

Public Eyeing Up EcoNusa

The five-year existence of EcoNusa should be presented with lessons learned. What has been done by EcoNusa should be sustained, particularly those interventions involving community group, youth, women, and all stakeholders, including government. “In its organizational and programmatic implementations, EcoNusa has surely given impact to the eastern of Indonesia, national, and even national scopes,” said […]

Menke Womom, Imminence Proof of Abun Tribe and Oceans God

As to Abun Tribe, leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is deemed the significant Oceans God that need preservation. The existence of the fauna is believed to bring blessing to the surrounding creature including Abun Tribe, a native tribe dwelling in Abun District, Tambrauw Regency, West Papua. Therefore, Abun Tribe has a locally-called Menke Womom ritual to […]

STS Just a Start

Social Transformation School (STS) initiated by EcoNusa Foundation is part of a series of local education. The process was set off by visiting the targeted villages to conduct brief survey and interview with village apparatus. The visits were intended to identify the existing potentials of each areas. EcoNusa has targeted villages whose areas were parts […]

Many Ways to Disseminate Fascination of Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia is not merely natural resource rich regions. Their culture is diverse. There are many stories from Tanah Papua, Maluku Island, and Sulawesi we could share to public. There are many ways to disseminate the fascination of eastern Indonesia.  “From Imaji Papua, we use documentary film, because it could serve as an effective medium […]

Scrutinizing Indigenous People Position and Customary Rights in State Constitution

The indigenous peoples issue is still an ongoing topic due to the absence of legal rule that takes sides and recognizes their existence and sovereignty in Indonesia. Meanwhile, the deprivation of customary rights and territories continues to occur so that indigenous peoples are increasingly marginalized. On the other hand, many parties are fighting for indigenous […]

Podomoro Students Fights against Plastic at Teluk Naga

More than 40 students of Podomoro University, Jakarta, cleaned Tanjung Pasir Beach in Teluk Naga, Tangerang, on Friday 18 March 2022. The students came from different faculties such as Hotel Business, Architecture, Product Design, and others. Beach cleanup was carried out as part of the series of a so-called Meraki Month in March 2022. The […]

EcoNusa and Pramuka Collaborating for Sustainable Environment

When we talk about pressure on environment, the situation is getting worse today. For instance, deforestation continues to happen in Indonesia. Moreover, Indonesia is on the top five countries losing forests in the past two decades. In addition, overfishing remains rampant. Based on the Global Index Fishing Watch 2021, fish stock remains under threat which […]

Human Resource Quality, Key to Win West Papua Tourism

Tanah Papua is natural resources rich region. It also has promising tourism potential. One of the tourism spots internationally known is Raja Ampat. It is located at the coral triangle which is attractive for tourist and this made Raja Ampat in West Papua Province eminent with its tourism icon. President Joko Widodo puts Raja Ampat […]

Octopus, One of Indonesia Major Export Commodities

Production of octopus (Octopus cyanea) in Indonesia has impressive value. According to statistical data from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs (KKP), total production of octopus in 2020 is 55,913 tons with the value of production reaching Rp1,2 trillion. The largest contributor area is East Nusa Tenggara (19,102 tons), followed by Central Sulawesi (10,411 […]

Human Greed Leading to Environmental Crisis

Covid-19 pandemic affecting around the globe from the last two years has marked the disharmony of man and nature. Man-made destruction of nature has been blamed for the emerging virus here. “Covid-19 reflects human greed to nature,” said Aan Rukmana, Paramadina University’s lecturer of Philosophy and Religion, as one of the speakers in MACE (Mari […]

Raimuti Island, The Stunning Island is Sinking 

Manokwari City in West Papua Province has lots of natural beauty. Moving to the north from Rendani Airport, holidaymakers will perceive the superb green trees in Gunung Meja forests. On the south, there are several sea tourisms. The capital of West Papua has four islands with charming looks, namely Mansinam, Lemon, Kaki, and Raimuti Islands. […]

The Importance of Archipelagic Region Draft Bill

Indonesia is an archipelagic state with a variety of uniqueness. Marine resources, particularly in eastern Indonesia, have high potential. Unfortunately, development in eastern region of Indonesia does not go along with their potentials and even the development is not as massive as that of in the west region of Indonesia. Therefore, the presence of the […]

Young People, Key to Environmental Success in Namatota

Kaimana Regency is renowned with its natural splendor. Most of the region is covered by water openly facing the Arafuru Sea. One of the unquestionable splendid villages here is Namatota, which is commonly called the Kaimana’s hidden gem. In 2021, this village was listed in the top 300 spots in the Indonesia Tourism Village Award. […]

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