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
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
“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.