Local Wisdom for Conservation

 

Kaimana, which is located in the southern region of  bird's head, West Papua. Dealing directly with the Arafura Sea, which has a high biodiversity

Kaimana, which is located in the southern region of bird’s head, West Papua. Dealing directly with the Arafura Sea, which has a high biodiversity

 

Local Wisdom

Customs and traditions attached to the life of the Indonesian nation. The cultural approach through local knowledge is an attempt to involve the local community, especially in the conservation and preservation of natural resources. Based on this, the zoning system built in Kaimana based indigenous peoples.

In the arrangement or division, Zoning system of conservation areas in Kaimana, following the Customs and traditions in the community.

Indigenous is a recognized custom, which obeyed and institutionalized , and maintained by the local indigenous people for generations.   While local knowledge is the great value that still exists in the system of people’s lives.

Kaimana- the first Region who use conservation areas based  Indigenous community, which aims to maintain the culture in order to live in harmony with nature, and respect for tradition in the territorial waters of Kaimana.

 

 

community- understand to keep the ocean waters

community- understand to keep the ocean waters

 

Sasi

“Sasi and conservation  have the same meaning”.

Kaimana community has long been applying local knowledge in the use of marine resources, such as Sasi and Sasi Nggama Meti.  Actually, conservation also almost the same like  Sasi, which in its application conservation areas divide the area / zone waters by function and purpose. While Sasi, limiting space and time, as well as the resources utilized.

Conservation  not come to prohibit exploit marine resources such as prohibiting fishing. But, arranged for each region / zone can be put to good use for the purpose of survival of the community.

If in local knowledge, closing an area that should not be exploited known as Sasi Permanent, whereas in Conservation areas known as the  Savings Fish Areas or Food Security.

So, Sasi and Conservation areas  it is the SAME meaning,  just different name . The point is to make arrangements marine areas.

 

 

 

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New Hope in Kaimana, West Papua

The Movie is dedicated to the people in Kaimana, West Papua.

Stories about, people who care and strive to protect their “homes”. Kaimana is a district in west Papua. The located in the Coral Triangle, which has a very rich biodiversity. The problem comes with the growth of population. Exploitation of the Marine Resources ensued. we hope, with this movie, will be able to help provide awareness to the people and community to protect Marine and Coastal for the future. Marine  is the source of livelihood for coastal communities. we need nature to thrive.