A community - related proposal
LMA KALANAFAT in collaboration with diving experts, BAPEDA, DINAS WARIWISATA; CAMAT Samate, CAMAT Saonek and CAMAT Misool and other KECEMATAN in the new KAPUPATEN RAJA AMPAT, in close collaboration with the village communities identify the best sites for future diving base camps within the boundaries of Raja Ampat.
The proposals for these base camps are then presented to the village communities in whose territorial boundaries these sites are situated. Each community then, with the assistance of LMA, CAMAT and possibly also DEPARTMENT PERTAHANAN clarifies the ownership for the sites ( hak adat ), both the land ownership and the land utilization rights.
Within each community, on whose territory a base camp is planned, an organising committee of right holders or a local foundation (yayasan) under the chairmanship of the kepala adat should be set up. ...weiterlesen "Eco-diving directives for Raja Ampat"
- Teluk Mayalibit Conservation Report
This Report was compiled with emphasis on conservation at the village level, following the ECOCULTURE movement without any affiliation to NGO or government organisations. It is being made public at a time when the world community is becoming aware of the devastating effects of forest exploitation in West Papua. And a counter-movement is in formation– at last.
...weiterlesen "Pulau Waigeo, Kabupaten Raja Ampat, West Papua"
- an assessment from the local perspective, with emphasis on West Papua
Conservation is an ancient concept in rural life styles. Its practical application in restrictions (tabus etc.), selective and other adaptive patterns to ensure sustainability began to evolve alongside with the patterns of hunting, fishing and food gathering, even before people became agriculturists, at the very beginning of human civilization.
The wisdom and knowledge about the delicate equilibrium between resource use and conservation accumulated over uncounted generations. And it is still deeply rooted in village communities today, even after the loss of traditional integrity, decision making powers and the invasion of modern technologies in the wake of modern socio-economic and political revolutions on the village level. ...weiterlesen "Conservation areas in Indonesia"