Sasi on Lemon Island, An Initiative from Local Youth to Protect Marine Biodiversity

The land of Papua has rich traditions and cultures, including implementing local wisdom to protect its nature. Sasi is one of the local wisdom in the land of Papua that implements the prohibited extraction of natural resources within a mutually agreed period. This tradition was implemented in Nusmapi Island, also known as Lemon Island, which […]

Fisheries Management Inclusivism and Sustainability in Indonesia Blue Economy

Blue Economy highlights the systematic innovation, technology, and optimum utilization to uphold added values of fisheries product. This could happen by creating policy at upstream level and build the human resource capacity. It does not simply sell raw product. The statement was addressed by Rizal Idrus, the lecturer of Hasanuddin University (Unhas)’s School of Marine […]

Retracting Egek, Looking at Moi Tribe’s Natural Deposit

People in Malaumkarta Village in Makbon District, Sorong, West Papua, got together that morning to celebrate a special moment. The ambience was more jam-packed than usual. Many elder people wore traditional outfits. They prepared kakes, an offer on a plate with betel nut, cigarette, sago, and yellow rice. Kakes was put on a table traditionally […]

Um Island, Symbol of Nature Sustainability

Tanah Papua has extensive biodiversity. Varied species of fauna resides in the island at the tip of eastern of Indonesia. One of them inhabits in Um Island nearby Sorong Mayoralty, West Papua. The white sandy island as one of the tourism destinations here serves as the home to various mammal and bird species. Um is […]

Igya Ser Hanjop, Arfak Tribe’s Ecological Management

Arfak Tribe living surrounding Arfak Mountain in West Papua Province agreed to split plot of various aspect of life through a so-called igya ser hanjob. This is a local language to express local wisdom from generations to generations that survives community life for a longer life. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) […]

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