goodmorningpapua.com – Papua is a province with the largest peat area in Indonesia with an area of 6.3 million hectares (ha). Meanwhile, West Papua is in fifth place with 1.3 million ha. In addition, 1.6 million ha or equivalent to 50% of the total mangrove forests in Indonesia are also in Papua. This shows the vital potential of Tanah Papua in carbon absorption.
In terms of biodiversity, Papuan Land is a sanctuary for 20,000 plant species, 602 bird species, 125 mammal species, and 223 reptile species as well as the smallest frog species (Mycrochillidae) and the largest frog (Rana Arafaki). This does not include the availability of food, medicine and energy sources in Papua’s forests yet.
Currently the government is doing an effort to improve the green economy in Papua in order to preserve nature and provide economic benefits to the community. The Papuan government has also compiled a roadmap titled Papua 2100 with a target of maintaining 90% of Papua’s forest cover to achieve low-carbon development.