Eco-tourism in Papua
(FWP, May 14, 2008)
The government of Papua Province will develop “Pariwisata sadar lingkungan” or Eco-tourism in the land of Cenderawasih to attract tourist from around the world. The program will add original regional income or Pendapatan Asli Daerah (PAD). According to the Governor of Papua, Barnabas Suebu SH, Eco-tourism program in Papua will be done by the continuing forest conservation and protection. “We knew that the in our protected forest the richest species of flora and fauna in the world exist. All those thing were used to attract nature tourism to create a new source of regional income , “Suebu said in between the ceremony of signing the Memorandum of Undarstanding (MoU) between the Government of Papua and Emerald Planet Limited and New Forest Asset Management for the research of potential forest carbon trading in Papua, Tuesday (13/5) at Gedung Negara Dok V Atas Jayapura. Suebu mentioned Kosta Rika as an example of a country that successfully implementing the billion dollar Eco-tourism program dan forest carbon trading. “Just like Kosta Rika when I was an ambassador , the forest conservation can create billion dollar without cutting trees,” he said. Suebu also adds that Eco-tourism Papua will become one of efforts of the Government of Papua in the future as a source of regional income. Hopefully these efforts can increase Papua local budget APBD to support the process of continuous development in Papua.
Translated from Papua Province Official Website
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I live in Sokobanja, that is a spa in eastern part of Serbia, Europe . Sokobanja is the first ecological Municipality in our region so i quite understand your efforts and ideas. We have to think of the world we live in. if it is polluted as it is if we think only about modernization, industry and development, which we certainly need, and cannot live without, we have to have places as you are trying to make, and as our little town, a spa Sokobanja is. These places can make possible for people who live in too urban cities not to say in polluted environment, spend at least a weekend or a longer holiday and in that way return to nature and enjoy the nature. Besides fresh air in Soko Banja there are also curing waters – terminal springs.