The Manokwari declaration: Challenges ahead in conserving 70% of Tanah Papua’s forests

Rodrigo Cámara-Leret, Andre Schuiteman, Timothy Utteridge, Gemma Bramley, Richard Deverell, Larry A. Fisher, Jonathan McLeod, Lee Hannah, Patrick Roehrdanz, Timothy G. Laman, Edwin Scholes, Yance de Fretes, Charlie Heatubun

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Abstract

The Manokwari Declaration is an unprecedented pledge by the governors of Indonesia’s two New Guinea provinces to promote conservation and become SE Asia’s new Costa Rica. This is an exciting, yet challenging endeavour that will require working on many fronts that transcend single disciplines. Because Indonesian New Guinea has the largest expanse of intact forests in SE Asia, large-scale conservation pledges like the Manokwari Declaration will have a global impact on biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalForest and Society
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation planning
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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    Cámara-Leret, R., Schuiteman, A., Utteridge, T., Bramley, G., Deverell, R., Fisher, L. A., McLeod, J., Hannah, L., Roehrdanz, P., Laman, T. G., Scholes, E., de Fretes, Y., & Heatubun, C. (2019). The Manokwari declaration: Challenges ahead in conserving 70% of Tanah Papua’s forests. Forest and Society, 3(1), 148-151. https://doi.org/10.24259/fs.v3i1.6067