Women of Teluk Bintuni, West Papua, and their mangroves
Jerry Adiguna The Jakarta Post April 25, 2019
Pristine: An aerial view of the mangrove forest zone in Teluk Bintuni regency, West Papua. JP/Jerry Adiguna
WEST PAPUA, Indonesia – Teluk Bintuni regency in West Papua has a mangrove forest covering more than 200,000 hectares with a high degree of biodiversity. This portrait series showcases how women in Teluk Bintuni and nature are living side by side in harmony. Apart from taking care of their families, the women are also engaged in various group activities to safeguard their natural environment and promote the local community’s conservation- and customs-oriented economy.
Waterland: An aerial view of the fishermen’s village on Babo Island in Teluk Bintuni regency,West Papua. JP/Jerry Adiguna
Guiding hands: Salma Tatua from the Maitefa tribe group shows the way to the mangrove forest zone on Babo Island, Teluk Bintuni regency, West Papua. JP/Jerry Adiguna
From: THE JAKARTA POST (Indonesia) April 25, 2019