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Rockefeller and the Demise of Ibu Pertiwi

It was towards the end of my tour at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta when, in 1969, West Papua became the twenty-sixth province of Indonesia after the so-called ‘Act...

Raja Ampat by Angela Richardson

Edge of the Ocean: Local Narratives of Marine Conservation in Raja Ampat

Expensive dive resorts and ecotourism seem to be the first things that come to most people’s minds at the mention of Raja Ampat. My recent visit confirmed the rumours...

Oil_palm_plantation_in_Indonesia. Courtesy Wikimedia

Could Accountability in Sustainable Oil Palm Prevent Further Forest Fires?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Green Commodities Programme (GCP) are working with oil palm stakeholders to ensure this sector’s contributions to the...

Clean-up heroes on Birie Island in Raja Ampat

Holiday-makers clean Birie Island Beach in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat in West Papua is known for being a paradise for divers, bird-watchers and nature lovers. Although it is a sanctuary for flora and fauna, sadly, it isn’t a...

Protestors for West Papua's independence in Melbourne. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

No Way Out

Papua’s abundant natural resources are a blessing and a curse. As the Indonesian military’s last remaining place to quash rebellion, there is unlikely to be any...


The Delicacy that May Turn Your Stomach

Eating a tambelo is a lot like swallowing 30 centimetres of your own mucus. Foodies brave enough to take the tambelo challenge step up to a split log, pluck an...

Jez O'Hare

Meet Jez O’Hare

Meet Jez O’Hare, the adventurous aerial photographer, whose work you’ve probably already seen in books and magazines.   You were born in England. When did you...

Education Guide 2017

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