Defenders of the tribal bounderies (West New Guinea)

Adat property hasn’t been mapped or even acknowledged in Papua. Investors, often supported by the government, exploit this by using this soil for palmoil plantations or mining. The former owner strikes out or fall for the temptation of earning some short term cash. The soil will be sold for little money, despite adat rules and regulations. They not only lose the soil, but also access to that area which is full of medicinal plants, animals, sago and much more. Hapin supports a local organisation called YALHIMO. Their aim is to collect data, make geographical charts and to map the adatproperty and how this is used by the local community. This type of natural recourse management will be used as a tool to protect the land rights of the indigenous people.

defenders of the tribal bounderies – YouTube

Courtesy HapinTV

Papua Support Foundation (NL)

A bit more info and photos


About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is:
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