Table 2. Select cases of compensation payments to customary leaders in Papua, Indonesia.

Site Area of select land deals (ha) Compensation (US$)
Manokwari, Papua 14,800 $300,000
5,500 $0
Boven Digoel, Papua 14,000 $100,000
8,000 Compensation for sago ($0.5/tree) and timber ($1/m³) only†
†It is unclear how much was actually paid in compensation. The equivalent value, based on yield estimates, was in the order of US$300,000 for timber and sago alone (Obidzinski et al. unpublished manuscript).