Drs. Dominggus Mandacan
Drs. Dominggus Mandacan, was born in Manokwari, December 1959, and took the office as the governor of West Papua in 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Dominggus held position as the Head of Manokwari Regency. Mr. Mandacan’s vision to develop with and unite with hearth.
Professor Charlie D. Heatubun
Professor Heatubun is now the Head of the Research and Development Agency, Provincial Government of Papua Barat and also serves as Professor of Forest Botany and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Papua in Manokwari, and Honorary Research Associate of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew – UK. With over 20 years of palm systematic research and botanical survey experience in New Guinea, Moluccas, Sulawesi and Northern Borneo. He is the Indonesian palm expert and most knowledgeable forest botanist in Papua, Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, Member of Species Survival Commission Palm Specialists Group, and Fresh Water Plants Specialists Group of IUCN, and Member of the Board of Flora Malesiana Foundation. World renown authority in for palm genera of Areca, Cyrtostachys, Jailoloa, Manjekia, Sommieria and Wallaceodoxa. He also involved with several consultancy works on biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development, including as external environmental auditor for PT. Freeport Indonesia.
Yance de Fretes, MES, PhD.
Since early 1980 has been working with conservation and biodiversity surveys and community development in Papua, that including preparing and proposing the establishment of protected area systems in Papua. Co-author Ecology Papua (2007) and Maluku and Nusa Tenggara (1997). Currently serves as West Papua Senior Program Manager, Conservation International.
Dr. Keliopas Krey
Dr. Keliopas Krey is lecture at the Zoology Laboratorium, Science and Mathematic Faculty, Papua University. Kely graduated from Bogor Agriculture Institute, Zoologi Faculty, Bogor. Aside from teaching, Kely actively conducts research on herpet in New Guinea, with main focus on New Guinea Small-Eyed Snake (Micropekis ikaheka) phylogeny.