YAPPENDA was born out of the concern for and the love of Papua and her wilderness. YAPPENDA is a conservation and sustainable development focused NGO based in Papua. YAPPENDA (Yayasan Pelayanan Papua Nenda) is a mixture of bahasa Indonesia and bahasa Yali words. Essentially it translates to, "Foundation for the love and service of Papua."
To protect, advocate for, sustain and restore the natural environment through empowerment of indigenous Papuans.