February 2019

Presidential Candidates' Debate and West Papuan Environmental Issues

The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI) urges the two presidential candidates to prioritize environmental issues and not corporate interests in the easternmost province in the debate on the second round of the presidential election later. Since the integration of West Papua into Indonesia, environmental problems have not been a concern of the government until now. In three phases, post-integration, reformation, until Special Autonomy, the problem of the bad environment

Norway Fully Supports the West Papua Conservation Program

Government of the Kingdom of Norway fully supports conservation and sustainable development programs that the government of West Papua Province. The Kingdom of Climate and Environment Minister of Norway, Ola Elvestuen during a visit to West Papua in Sorong on Thursday, said her presence in the area was proof of her country’s seriousness in realizing support for the program. This was also done to follow up the results of a

Wondama's Poverty Rate is in a Downward Trend

The poverty rate in Teluk Wondama Regency, West Papua, has been on a downward trend in recent years. Even so, said Gulf Regent Wondama Bernadus Imburi in Wasior on Friday, the decline was not too significant. As in 2015 data the number of poor people was recorded at 37.44 percent, down to 36.37 in 2016. “We should be grateful, this is a positive thing, our poverty data is experiencing a