With a size approximate 20% of total Indonesia’s mainland, Papua (consists of Papua and West Papua provinces) focuses its regional revenues and development on different extracting activities of its own natural resources.
The paper is intended to identify several activities in forestry, mining, plantation, and agriculture sectors as well as the direct influences on forest existence in Papua. In particular, the research is to: (1) measure forested land extent; (2) identify distribution of forest degradation and deforestation; and (3) identify driving factors to the occurrence of the degradation and deforestation of Papua’s forests.
Agus Andrianto (Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR))
Krystof Obidzinski (Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR))
Farid Wajdi (Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI))
Bambang Tetuka (Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI))