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SRJS_ToC_ID_YW Protecting ecosystems in Yapen Waropen, Papua, Indonesia

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-41180885-SRJS_ToC_ID_YW
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Jul 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The Urui-Ayura landscape in the northern part of Papua covers two districts - the swampy lowlands in Waropen and the island of Yapen that are divided by the Saireri strait. The area is mainly made up of forest, with many rivers and creeks. The forest cover in this region is still relatively intact, but concessions for logging, industrial plantations and mining may lead to deteriorating forest conditions and ecosystem services, resulting in a deficit of water in the dry season and floods in the rainy season. These activities will also compromise the livelihoods of indigenous communities, which strongly rely on both forest products and small-scale cultivation for food and cash crops (such as coffee). The shoreline is dominated by extensive mangrove and sago forests. Mangroves perform an important function as a spawning area for many species of fish and shrimp. It contributes significantly to the livelihoods of coastal communities, who depend on small-scale fishing of shrimp and crab in mangrove areas. Mangroves also form a natural protection against flooding. However, construction companies are threatening the ecosystem and the livelihoods of coastal communities by taking resources, such as corals, stones and sand, to use as building materials from beaches and coastal marine areas. This is also having impact on mangrove forests and spawning grounds, threatening the water and food security of the communities. Most large construction projects are being run by the government, such as road construction to connect new towns and airports, triggered by the creation of new districts and provinces. Local populations are also taking building materials from the coast and chopping firewood from the mangrove forests.

  • Democratic participation and civil society error
    Sector code:
    15150 - Democratic participation and civil society
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Environmental policy and administrative management error
    Sector code:
    41010 - Environmental policy and administrative management
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
IUCN Netherlands International NGO Funding
IUCN Netherlands International NGO Accountable


Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date


427,827 USD
136,928 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
236,480 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on Jan 31, 2018 11:33:38
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