Category " The Forest Peoples Alliance (FPA) "

Here you find a list of posts filed under the category The Forest Peoples Alliance (FPA).

Preserving community forest

Bosavi images – part 2

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 01.07.2010 at 20:34

In continuation of  „Bosavi – Living portraits from the forest“. All photographs were taken 1966 at Didessa village, Kaluli ethnic group, Mt. Bosavi region, Papua New Guinea Note: not all these people lived at Didessa, though. Some had come from distant villages to meet us. The „village“ consisted of one communal dwelling only.

Bosavi – living portraits from the forest

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 30.06.2010 at 16:00

Never ever in the evolution of human life on Earth there will be again communities like the Bosavi forest people at the time of our visit in 1966 – being totally independent of our civilization. Never ever again there will exist any tribal cultures in their own right. Our generation is experiencing the final and […]


From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 23.06.2010 at 11:51

Eine wahre Geschichte und film story Der Schwerpunkt liegt in dieser Filmgeschichte nicht auf dem Drachen; er ist nur aus Gründen der Attraktivität so stark betont. Es sind vielmehr die wahren  Begebenheiten von der dramatischen Rettung des Regenwaldes von Warir und die ganz dichte Beobachtung der Menschen im Dorf, welche hierbei die Hauptrolle gespielt haben. […]

Pulau Waigeo, Kabupaten Raja Ampat, West Papua

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 21.06.2010 at 16:36

– 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 […]

SORONG (PAPUA): A haven for illegal logging – with full government support

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 20.06.2010 at 16:28

(This article was first published in and in The Indonesian Conservation News Letter. It was then  distributed over news networks worldwide, in 2002 and 2003) The lobbies of upper class hotels in this provincial town at the Bird Head of Indonesian New Guinea in recent months became the meeting place of East Asia’s logging […]