Nickel mine on a small island on Manoram Island, Southwest Papua Jakarta, March 27th, 2024 – Indonesia, known as the largest archipelagic nation globally, boasts over 19,108 islands according to FWI records from 2023. More than 99% of these islands fall under the classification of small islands, as defined by Laws No. 27/2007 and No. 1/2014 regarding Coastal Areas and…

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Indonesia is entering a political year. In just over a month, the regional elections, which were attended by 270 regions, were held on December 9, 2020. Total 229 of them are coastal areas and small islands, which are still shadowed by problems caused by extractive industries, including palm oil plantations, timber plantations, and mining, tourism industry, and reclamation that hit…

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