West Papuan Villages Awarded Forest Permits; Allowed To Manage Their Land

Two villages in South Sorong, West Papua province have become the first in Papua to be granted hutan desa (village forest) permits. The permits grant the villagers customary ownership rights to their land and allow the villages to manage their land to improve their own welfare. 'Greenpeace Indonesia heralded the acknowledgment as a landmark decision.' 

West Papuan Villages Awarded Forest Permits; Allowed To Manage Their Land
Jakarta Post


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