Work With Us
Mangrove Preservation in Mandoni

The community applies customary regulations to preserve the mangrove ecosystem. They divide the mangrove forest based on the area of land so that not just anyone can enter and use resources in the mangrove forest, such as the application of sasi. Anyone who violates will be subject to sanctions according to the agreement of the clan or tribe. #beradatjagahutan

Considering the Dangers of Disposable Plastic | Sail to Campus

The Econusa Foundation Marine Program in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia invites young people to take part in the fight against disposable plastic waste in the oceans in the Sail Sail Campus series: "Assessing the Dangers of Disposable Plastic and the Role of Youth in Supporting a Healthy Sea" * in * Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 14:00 WIB * on the * ZOOM * application through registration at * / STCUI * and can be watched * live on YouTube EcoNusa TV *. This discussion responds to concerns about the richness of Indonesia's marine ecosystems which now face the threat of the dangers of plastic waste, especially disposable plastics that are harmful to marine ecosystems and biota. Research by Jenna Jambeck, a researcher at the University of Georgia, United States in 2015 stated that Indonesia is the second largest contributor of plastic waste in the world. The webinar presents * Keynote Speaker *: Ir. Andono Warih, M.Sc., (Head of DKI Jakarta Environment Agency). * Presenters *: - Syaharani, (Coordinator of the Socio-Political Sector of BEM FH UI 2020). - Switenia Puspa Lestari (influencer and CEO of Divers Clean Action). - Tiza Mafira (Influencer and CEO of the Indonesian Movement for Plastic Bags Diet). * Respondent *: Prof. M. R. Andri Gunawan Wibisana, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D. (Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia and Professor of Environmental Law). Moderated by Sumardi "Aree" Ariansyah from the Econusa Foundation. *Don't miss it. Let's protect our sea, the future of the nation!*

Tropical Forest and Its Threats | SED Study Class

Papua's last stronghold of Indonesia's future 🌳

Having a large forest and high natural resources, does not make the forests in Tanah Papua avoid the threat of extractive activities.

As young people in the Land of Papua, knowing the condition of forests and the threats that occur today is very important, considering that young people are the spearhead of sustainable development in Tanah Papua.

To learn more about Papua's forests, here is an online learning class about * Tropical Forests in the Land of Papua and its Threats*.

Held on:

🗓️ Tuesday, July 21 2020
⏰ 11.00-12.00 WIB / 13.00-14.00 WIT
🎥 Via Zoom

Darkono Tjawikrama
(Research and Geospatial Coordinator, Foundation

Roberto Yekwam (School of Eco Diplomacy Program - 2019)


Communities in the Friwen and Manyaifun Villages, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province, understand the importance of the sustainability of the mangrove ecosystem. They realize that over exploitation will only bring harm to the village community later. #beradatjagahutan

Fisherman in Babo District

Mangi-mangi or mangrove brings blessings to the surrounding community. Mangrove ecosystems become spawning grounds, care, and a place to find food for aquatic fauna that live in the vicinity. Similar to the condition of fishermen in Kampo Babo, Teluk Bintuni Regency, other areas with dense mangrove ecosystems also feel the same blessing. They will continue to maintain the integrity of the mangrove to maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem and pass it on to children and grandchildren.

Strengthening of WPP 712 Fisheries Management especially in East Coast of Lampung

The high level of fish exploitation, habitat destruction of fish resources, pollution and pollution of territorial waters of WPPNRI 712 resulted in a decrease in the quality and stock of fish resources accompanied by a decrease in catches and changes in population structure. Based on the decree of KEPMENKP No.79 of 2016 concerning the Republic of Indonesia Fisheries Management Plan 712, the level of utilization of fish resources in WPPNRI 712 is largely in the status of over-exploited. This problem needs to get attention, especially for the coastal areas of Lampung. The Econusa Foundation's Marine Program in collaboration with the University of Lampung invites young people to support the strengthening of policies to create healthy seas through the Online Discussion "Sail to Campus, Strengthening Fisheries Management WPP 712 Specifically Lampung Eastern Coast in a Multi-Fisheries Approach".

Being an Eco Traveler

Traveling becomes a lifestyle that is increasingly favored by all circles. However, along with the increase in tourist activity, environmental damage around tourist destinations has also increased. One solution to minimize environmental damage, especially in tourism areas by implementing ecotourism, which is a form of tourism practices that combine tourism and conservation. With ecotourism, tourists and tour operators are required to be responsible for protecting and preserving the environment.


The EcoNusa Foundation in collaboration with Mr & Ms LSPR, LSPR 4C, and Bhamahira LSPR held a webinar entitled "Being an Eco Traveler, Responsible to Nature Through Ecotourism: The Importance of Maintaining Biodiversity in the Land of Papua through Ecotourism" and inviting young people to be wise when traveling and to get to know more about ecotourism and ecotourism practices in Tanah Papua.

Potential Nutmeg in Fakfak Regency

Nutmeg Fakfak (Myristica argantea Warb) is a native plant of Indonesia. In addition to growing in the forest, Fakfak nutmeg is cultivated using seed derived from nutmeg trees in the forest. Most Fakfak residents own land to grow nutmeg. The abundance of production results made Fakfak Regency nicknamed the City of Pala. Nutmeg can be used as ingredients for making drugs or cosmetics. Local residents process nutmeg into sweets, dodol and syrup.

Young Papua Researcher Scientist

Scientific research is urgently needed to support the commitment of the Provinces of Papua and West Papua as sustainable development provinces. To invite female students in the Land of Papua to become reliable researchers, the Regional Research and Development Agency (Balitbangda) of West Papua Province and the EcoNusa Foundation launched the Papua Young Scientists Competition program. To learn more about the Papua Young Scientists program for young people in the Land of Papua, the Papua Young Scientists webinar was held.

Mangrove Forests as a Source of Livelihood

Bintuni Bay mangrove forests, which are the largest mangrove forests in West Papua, are not free from threats. The company's activities have the potential to damage and reduce the extent of mangrove forests, such as logging activities and the activities of oil and gas mining companies, most of which are in mangrove areas.

Homestay Business Changed My Mindset

Ecotourism can be the answer to forest management by promoting conservation aspects. Ecotourism provides tourists with natural beauty while providing financial benefits to the local community. Environmental damage subsides, forests and seas are maintained.

The Ballads of Indigenous People

Rainforests are the source of life for life and balancing world ecosystems. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, threats to forest destruction and the survival of indigenous peoples continue to occur. In welcoming the World Rainforest Day on 22 June 2020, the EcoNusa Foundation and the Rainforest Foundation invited and supported the community's struggle against Covid-19 and protecting the rainforest.

Potential of Mangroves in Babo District

Babo District is in the administrative area of Bintuni Bay Regency which has 225,367 hectares of mangrove forests or 10 percent of mangrove forests in Indonesia. Fisheries commodities that can be utilized in the form of mangrove crabs, shrimp, demersal fish and small pelagic. Mangrove forests also have the potential to be developed further in the tourism sector, such as custom-based mangrove ecotourism.

World Rainforest Day: Papua Forests the Last Fortress of Indonesia's Future

Tropical rain forests in the Land of Papua act as a home for various types of flora and fauna with a high level of endemicity. In addition, it is also a source of life for indigenous peoples.

SOS Rainforest LIVE | 22 Juni 2020 | Sting, Slank, Iwan Fals, and more coming!

Rainforests are a source of life for living things and a counterweight to the world's climate. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, threats to forest destruction and the survival of indigenous peoples continue to occur. Welcoming the upcoming World Rainforest Day on June 22, EcoNusa and @rainforest_foundation invite you to support the struggle of indigenous peoples against Covid-19 and protect the rainforest.


Watch fundraising virtual music concerts through the Youtube channel and Tiktok Rainforest Foundation Norway and give your support by donating through! There will be performances of @theofficialsting @slankdotcom @iwanfals and many other world musicians who will enliven the event. Your donation is very meaningful for the sustainability of the rainforests throughout the world and the lives of the indigenous peoples who inhabit it.

Forest Livelihoods

Social Forestry is a symbiosis of forest management between the community and the government. By obtaining legal rights to manage forests, communities can live independently. Meanwhile, the government is indirectly receiving forest protection assistance from illegal activities such as illegal logging or poaching. Until 2019, the total area of social forestry in West Papua that had received a decree from the minister of forestry was 25,228 hectares.

Batanta Tourism

Batanta Island is a habitat for 121 species of avifauna and other endemic animals. One of the largest islands in the Raja Ampat Islands is also a place of migration of poultry from Papua, Salawati Island, and Waigeo Island, especially during the breeding season. If managed properly, the potential of ecotourism in Kampung Wailebet can improve the welfare of the community while protecting the forests and the ecosystems in it.

Commitment to Sustainable Development and Opportunities for Financing Forest Conservation in the Land of Papua

The provinces of West Papua and Papua have a joint commitment to safeguard the natural resources of the Land of Papua and protect indigenous peoples. This commitment was stated in the Manokwari Declaration in 2018.

Sasi Tradition in Mandoni Village

Local wisdom in managing natural resources is evidence of the relationship between the community and the natural surroundings. Community needs are not only the only point of concern, but also the sustainability and sustainability of ecosystems. This allows the creation of a balance of economic fulfillment and conservation of natural resources.

Hidden Paradise in the Arfak Mountains

Through ecotourism in Mokwam Village, Arfak Mountains, West Papua, can coexist with nature. They take advantage of the existence of the forest while protecting it.

Youth Keep the Sea and Forest

"Our Solution Is in Nature" is a theme carried on World Biodiversity Day which falls on May 22, 2020

As a mega-biodiversity country, Indonesia has 17% of the total biodiversity in the world. However, in an effort to protect biodiversity, it is not immune to the many problems, threats and challenges that must be faced.

Strengthening the Immune of the Body with Papuan Medicinal Plants

At present, most people in Indonesia only recognize "Buah Merah" as a medicinal plant from the Land of Papua. In fact, Papua stores a variety of medicinal plants that can be used as natural medicines. At least, there are 15,000 types of medicinal plants that are believed to cure various diseases. Among them, there are also types of medicinal plants that are able to increase body immunity and are certainly useful for maintaining health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What plants from Papua can be used as medicine? Which medicinal plants can increase body immunity?
What are the obstacles to the sustainable management of medicinal plants in Tanah Papua?

Palm Chewing Culture

Areca nut has become a basic need of the people of Papua. It grows in the lowlands but the tradition of chewing betel nuts is also carried out by the highland community. This tradition is carried by lowland people who work in the mountains. Areca trading makes the wheels of the economy move, supporting life to meet the cost of education.

Development and Options for Follow-Up Evaluation of Palm Oil Plantation Licensing in West Papua

The provinces of Papua and West Papua have declared sustainable development based on indigenous territories in the Land of Papua through the 'Manokwari Declaration' signed on 7 October 2018.

The effort is a form of support for the palm moratorium inpres and the Natural Resources Rescue Movement (GNPSDA). Of course, the follow-up actions from this process are very important to be carried out jointly, both by the government and development partners.

Want to know how the development of licensing evaluations continues in the province of West Papua, a follow-up strategy for evaluating the licensing of oil palm plantations, and good land management for communities around the concession area and the former concession area?

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Ecotourism in the Land of Papua

The tourism sector is one of the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the community of perpetrators of sustainable nature tourism or ecotourism in the Land of Papua is trying to survive for the sake of the sustainability of the nature tourism business it manages. What to do?

The ecotourism actors in Tanah Papua will tell how they dealt with the lonely tourist visits during this period of social restrictions.

Fisheries and Maritime Affairs eroded by Virus and Omnibus Law

The increasingly widespread Corona virus not only threatens health, but also adversely affects the national economy, especially on people's livelihoods.

One of the livelihoods that has been hit by this condition is traditional fishermen who face various challenges such as conflicts with fishermen who use trawl trawlers, fish marketing to protection.

Build Resilience of Residents (Part II)

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, almost all of us became less productive because they had to follow the government's advice to conduct physical distancing or independent isolation to prevent transmission. Meeting the needs of life during the pandemic becomes a challenge in itself, so the community needs to build community resilience. What does it mean to build community resilience? Building community resilience means restructuring social and environmental life that is resistant or resilient to various shocks. In this case for example natural disasters, economic crises or epidemics that are currently happening. If the shock occurs, the community is able to help themselves so they can avoid the poverty trap. That way, after the shock is over, the community can recover soon.

Bat Island in Fakfak

Paniki Island or Kelelawar Island is located near Ugar Village, Kokas Disktrik, Fakfak Regency, West Papua. Naming the island refers to the number of bats that live there. If managed properly, Paniki Island can potentially become one of the ecotourism attractions that can be offered to tourists and become an educational site to get to know the biggest bat in the world.

The struggle of Rani, a Young Fisherman in Kampung Kambala

For Rani, being a sea cucumber seeker to meet her needs, not harboring the desire to pursue goals. His desire to help people set his heart to become a nurse. For him education is the key to stretching the horizon to a new life.

Build Resilience of Residents (Part I)

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, resilience of citizens was needed. What is resilience? Resilience is the ability or resilience of a system (family, village residents, the state) to survive and rise again from adversity in meeting their own needs.

Shrimp Fishermen in Aruba

Shrimp become aquatic commodities and supported by the vast mangrove ecosystem in Bintuni Bay, West Papua. Besides shrimp, mangroves also become a place for spawning other fishery commodities that are very beneficial for the community. Bintuni Bay supports 10% of the total area of Indonesia's mangroves, therefore it must be maintained for a better community life.

Food Security of Tanah Papua Indigenous Peoples during the Pandemic Period

Want to know how indigenous peoples in the forests, coast and islands of Tanah Papua maintain their food availability during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Satu Tungku Tiga Batu

The Kambala Village community in Kaimana Regency is a mirror of the application of tolerance between religious communities. "Family of fellow human beings" is a way of life that is trusted by the community. They do not recognize conflict, only know a helping hand to help one another. The philosophy is known as "One Stone Three Furnaces"

The Impending Threat to Papua’s Native Fisherman

Climate change and excessive exploitation of fish resources make it difficult for fishermen to get fish. Interventions in the form of making zoning for catching and enforcing sasi can be implemented so that fish populations increase again. In addition, training in other fields can support the ability of fishermen to survive while waiting for sasi or when fish are hard to find.

Recognize the Red Matoa Tree

Unlike ordinary matoa, red matoa tree fruit (Pometia coroacea) cannot be eaten, humans use it as a basic material for furniture. Red Matoa that grow in the Coastal area are home to many liars, especially cassowary birds. As a nesting place, marriage place, and food source. Maintaining the population of red eyes means the same as the protected habitat of liars in Papua.

Building a Climate Village Program in Papua

Want to know more clearly about the Climate Village Program initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK)? Curious as to how the Climate Village in Tanah Papua becomes an opportunity to develop adaptation programs supporting food and energy security and climate change mitigation that supports emission reduction at the site level?

Green Ramadan To Keep the Sea Healthier

What do you know about Green Ramadan? How should the green lifestyle in this fasting month and even more so during the covid-19 pandemic? Let's find out! #dirumahaja

Climate Action of Indonesian Youth

Climate Action, what do you want to do for the Earth during #dirumahaja? Real action for climate is now being carried out by young people around the world. Various concrete steps they took because they saw the impact of climate change that has now occurred. One of them is plastic which is the main issue in Indonesia now.

Raja Ampat Blue Water Mangrove

Blue water mangroves have a strong and wide root system, making it suitable as a shelter for small fish. One of them can be found in South Batanta District, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua. Tourists also take advantage of this ecosystem as a tourist attraction to see the underwater scenery. By maintaining and preserving the mangrove ecosystem, fish and the surrounding coral reefs will remain sustainable while ensuring the lives of the people around the area are maintained.

How to Look for Clams in Mandoni Village

Low tide is a blessing for the people of Kampung Mandoni, Kokas District, Fakfak Regency, West Papua. One of them is Mama Aminah, who works as a shell hunter. Shells are obtained without any tools, just rely on your bare hands. Mama Aminah and the people in Mandoni village are very selective when collecting shells. They never take small clams. This is done so that the shellfish ecosystem is maintained and sustained. By preserving such ecosystems, the people in Mandoni village are aware that something that is taken is excessive, it will bring misery in the future.

The charm of the Kiti Kiti Waterfall

Kiti Kiti Waterfall is a tourist destination located in the conservation area of Nusalasi Bay Coastal Park, Fakfak Regency, West Papua Province. In addition to the high seas, we are also treated to views of the surrounding green forest vegetation. Kiti Kiti Waterfall, the local designation for the room waterfall which immediately fell into the sea. In addition to the waterfall, there is also a stunning underwater beauty with various types of coral reefs and fish.


Protecting the forest and nature around it, we also maintain the sustainability and beauty of the Kiti Kiti Waterfall.

Papua Wood Nettles

Alternative medicine that is still a mainstay of Indonesian society makes plants widely used. One of them is itchy leaves from Eastern Indonesia which has a variety of benefits.


Papua wood nettles grow in dense forests in Papua and Maluku. Traditionally, these leaves are used by indigenous people for traditional treatments such as itching, aching rheumatic pain, to assist the delivery process.


By keeping the dense forest area still present, we also ensure that the presence of itchy leaves as a source of treatment for the community is always available

Jumbo Crab Hunting in Mandoni Village, Fakfak Regency

The southern coast of West Papua has the largest mangrove ecosystem in Indonesia which is rich in biodiversity such as fish, crabs, and shellfish. In addition to protecting the village from big waves, mangrove forests are a source of livelihood for local indigenous people. Only by looking for mangrove crabs, Mama Maryam can send the island outside to graduate from college. Maintaining mangrove sustainability means saving people living in the Indonesian Coast region.

Kelim Moi Tribe, Our Forest Is Our Life

More than 250 indigenous groups in the Land of Papua, with unique and different languages. Most of the indigenous tribes depend their lives on tropical rain forests whose extent is almost equivalent to 215 times the city of London in England. The forests in the Land of Papua are the future of the climate of Indonesia and the World, the future of the livelihoods of indigenous peoples. The EcoNusa Foundation encourages sustainable indigenous community-based ecotourism. Real actions together to save forests will help ensure the sustainable livelihoods of indigenous people in the Land of Papua.

Clean Bay Tanjung Bayang Joint Action

The EcoNusa Foundation, Pandu Laut Nusantara and the Marine Conservation Foundation (YKL) held a beach clean-up (BCU) movement at Tanjung Bayang Beach, Makassar, South Sulawesi, on March 15, 2020. This beach clean action succeeded in gathering more than 1.4 tons of waste, especially disposable plastic waste.

Mangrove Expedition (trailer)

Mangrove expedition is carried out as an effort to conserve mangroves, as well as intensive field observations in predetermined areas to get an accurate picture of the local mangroves.

The EcoNusa Foundation together with the West Papua Province Research and Development Center (Balitbangda), the University of Papua (Unipa), and the World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia undertook this trip on 2-17 December 2019, traversing more than 1000 km on the southern coast of West Papua .

"Indonesia has 3.1 million hectares of mangrove areas. This figure is equivalent to 22 percent of mangrove ecosystems throughout the world. The largest mangrove area is in West Papua Province with an area of 482,029 hectares, "Bustar Maitar said.

The Guardian of The Land of Papua

My name is Momotoa. I was born from a matoa tree in the jungle of Land of Papua. Matoa tree is a endemic tree of the Land of Papua

Lots of Textile Waste

When "Facing the Sea 2.0" on the East Coast, Ancol Village, North Jakarta, we found a lot of textile waste. The textile waste is difficult to clean. Clump and blend with the beach sand. It is not imagined if the rubbish goes into the sea. How many organisms suffer from it.

The story of the Twin Lakes in the Arfak Mountains

The EcoNusa team had the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Papua. This time we went to the Arfak Mountains where a twin lake called Anggi Lake is located. What's the story like? Continue to follow our adventure.

Kombai Tribe Hunting Wild Boar

Aside from being a method of foraging, hunting becomes a way of familiarizing oneself among Kombai men, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua Province. The hunting process takes around 3-4 days.

House of Tree's Kombai Tribe

The Kombai tribe, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua Province, lives in a tree house with a height of 50 meters above ground level. In addition to the Kombai tribe, the Korowai tribe and the Citak tribe also inhabit the tree house as their residence.

Burned Stone, Typical Culinary of Papua

To meet their daily food needs, the Kombai tribe used to work on gathering sago. As in the following film, Kombai Tribe burns stones as a medium to make typical Papuan cuisine, which is roasted sago. Watch until it runs out

Sago Caterpillar Party- Maintaining Tradition Caring for the Earth

The Sago Caterpillar Festival, held in 2018, keeps its story separate. The Sago Worm Party is also a routine traditional ritual of the Kombay tribe

Rumah EcoNusa Jl. Maluku No.35, RT.6/RW.5, Gondangdia
Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10350
©2020. EcoNusa. All rights Reserved