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Papuans Demand No New Forestry or Plantation Deals until Special Autonomy Regulations Protect Indigenous Rights and Interests (25 Jun 2008)
Statement by Environmental Investigation Agency, Forker LSM Papua and Telepak Jakarta Papuans have demanded a halt to all new forestry and plantations deals until the region's Special Autonomy Law protects indigenous rights with dedicated implementing regulations, a coalition of local organisations said today.

Highway plan in Indonesia's Papua threatens forests: NGOs (25 Jun 2008)
JAKARTA, AFP - An Indonesian plan to build a highway through the forests of Papua risks opening the door to massive deforestation in the jungle-clad half-island, environment groups said Wednesday.

Human Rights effects of climate change should guide Policy, says International Council Report (24 Jun 2008)
Climate change policies have so far ignored the likely human rights impacts, according to a new report published by the International Council on Human Rights Policy on 24 June 2008. The report, Climate Change and Human Rights: A Rough Guide argues that human rights principles can guide climate change policy by focusing on individual suffering and exposure to risk.

Five new regencies in Papua officiated (23 Jun 2008)
Home Affairs Minister Mardiyanto officiated Saturday five new regencies in Papua as well as installing five temporary regents. The five new regencies were Central Mamberamo regency with five districts with Kobakma as the regental seat.

Lake Sentani a forgotten gem: Wacik (20 Jun 2008)
Lake Sentani, the largest lake in Papua province, deserves to be listed as one of the country's top tourism attractions, Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said Thursday.