Fauna & Flora is conserving Papua’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems with support from communities, the local government and other stakeholders in the Raja Ampat archipelago and the Tambrauw mountains.
Our work in Papua
Papua contains extensive tropical forests, coral reefs and seagrass beds home to a diverse array of wildlife. Fauna & Flora is working to build management and operational capacity and foster new means of community participation in conservation management so that the region’s terrestrial and marine biodiversity survives and thrives.
We are doing this through awareness raising, collaborative patrolling and developing alternative livelihoods, particularly related to birdwatching and broader ecotourism activities. Additionally, we are working with communities to secure their customary rights to use natural resources in a sustainable way.
Fauna & Flora aims to:
- Expand the designation of customary forests and locally managed marine areas.
- Avoid and reduce emissions by protecting and restoring key terrestrial and marine ecosystems through local community participation.
- Leverage long-term biodiversity investments to close financial gaps for conservation.