10 May 2013

Rainbow Warrior in Papua to highlight bio-diversity

3:08 pm on 10 May 2013

The Rainbow Warrior, the campaigning vessel for the environmental NGO, Greenpeace, is in Papua in Indonesia, to highlight the country's biodiversity.

The Jakarta Post reports that the iconic vessel got a warm welcome when it docked in Jayapura, the provincial capital.

Its skipper, Peter Willcox, says Indonesia has globally important biodiversity but deforestation and marine destruction is threatening its sustainability.

He says all industrial players, especially Freeport in Papua, should stop harmful extractive practices and move toward a sustainable business for the sake of the country's people, environment and economy.