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 […]

Indigenous Community Should Defend Their Right for Natural Resources

Indigenous people is expected to have capacity to recognize and maintain their rights for natural resources. Hence, they have knowledge on the value which is worth to struggle not only for the current generation but also the next generation of the indigenous people. This is the conclusion from Mubariq Ahmad, the Director of Conservation Strategy […]

Exploring Gisim Village’s Potentials in Sorong

License revocation of four palm oil companies in Sorong Regency, West Papua, spreads out in 9 Districts, namely Segun, Salawati, Malabotom, Klamono, Mariat, Mayamuk, Sayosa, Konhir, and Wemak. The locations of villages with the formerly revoked concession are located at the expanse of natural forests areas. The rich natural resources of those locations should be […]

Forest Volunteers Motivate Youth for Real Action at Village

With the mounting threats of deforestation and degradation of forest and ocean in eastern Indonesia as the last frontier, it requires the roles of all parties, particularly young peoples. Considering the fact, EcoNusa initiated Young Forests Volunteers (RHM) initiative in collaboration with the Muhammadiyah Education University (UNIMUDA) of Sorong to work out this agenda. UNIMUDA […]

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 […]

Papuan Young Scientists Support Crown Jewel Papua

West Papua has strategic areas dubbed the Crown Jewel Papua (CJP) that has some functions of protection, biodiversity, and culture in support of sustainable development. management of CJP landscape is designed to support the commitment of West Papua Province government in implementation of 14 commitments of the Manokwari Declaration related to sustainable development. The 2.3 […]

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 […]

Rika Wishes Peoples to Consume Healthy Fish

Microplastic is plastic particle or fibre of less than 5 millimetres that could pose environmental pollution. There two kinds of microplastic, primary and secondary microplastics. The primary microplastic is polyethylene bids found mostly in cosmetics products and widely known as plastic bag. Microplastic could be found in the daily consumed food and water and this […]

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 […]

Sanggase, Vying to be Rice Producer in Okaba District

Sanggase Village, Okaba District, in Merauke Regency, shares the border with Buepe Village, industrial timber estate (HTI) managed by PT. Plasma Nuftah Marind Papua. Sanggase people mostly dominated by Marind Tribe wants to be self-reliant economically to suffice their need for food. Okaba District is quite far away from Merauke Regency. Access to Sanggase is […]

Revamping Namatota Tourism Village with Honai

Fascination and exquisiteness of Kaimana in West Papua are the dream of holidaymakers. One of them is Namatota tourism village, in addition to other attractive tourism objects. To provide more charm, EcoNusa jointly with the villagers of Namatota built six honai (Papuan traditional house) as the enjoyment spots, three swings nearby beach, and viewing tower […]

W20: Women, Pivotal Milestone for Village Development 

Gender equality has been the shared goal to strive social justice and welfare equally in the world, including Indonesia. Based on the gender equality index released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Indonesia is on the 103rd as from 162 countries in terms of gender equality. The position is deemed the third lowest among […]

Exigency of Youth Mobilization to Save Our Ocean

Young generation is labelled as critical, creative, and technology-savvy generation. With these strongpoints, young generation is expected to become a future excellent leader who could solve the existing ecological complication and create a better life on Earth. “Today, there are many more young people showing their existence to articulate their concerns with environmental issues including […]

Tale of Nutmeg Part 1: From European Spices Persuers to Conservation Plant

Nutmeg warehouse in Air Merah in Bantemi Village is one of the six largest warehouses for nutmegs in Kaimana Regency, West Papua Province. A pile of sacks is towering and flocking the 10 x 20 meters warehouse.  Pala (Myristica argentea Warb) has valuable economic value. It is no wonder when Europeans sought the spices for […]

Papuan Superior Commodity and Its Challenge

The song lyric of “our land is paradise land” of “Kolam Susu (Pond of Milk)” song by Koes Ploes years ago is not a nonsense. Tanah Papua has become one of the living evident. The areas of Papua and West Papua Provinces have the richest biodiversity in the world in addition to Papua New Guinea. […]

Five Tips in Writing Short News for Youth Camp

Usually, a novice writer finds it hard to start writing the first paragraph. Therefore, the beginner should understand the SPOA (Subject, Predicate, Object, Adverb) formula.  The statement was addressed by the managing editor of and Fokus Papua, Alberth “Abe” Yomo. He elaborated 5 tricks to write short news to the participants of Youth Camp […]

Yosua, A Teamster of Wet Saifi Reading Club Community

Apart from the public stigma of Tanah Papua concerning with the poor access of education, data from the Statistics Indonesia (BPS) 2021 shows a good hope. BPS reveals data that the average school year (RLS) of the above 25-year-old populations in West Papua continues to grow every year. The RLS in 2021 grew into 7.69 […]

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