Traditionally the people of Raja Ampat have survived from artisanal fishing. Now communties are divided and conflict is arising over whether or not to fight the mines and protect their waters, or to join the miners and foresake fishing for temporary monetary gain. The trouble is that these islands contain only a finite amount of nickel making it unfeasible for companies to operate for longer than 5-10 years. Add to this the fluctuating market price of nickel and it’s easy to imagine a scenario in which, having destroyed their ancestral fishing grounds, local people are left with nothing. West Papua, Indonesia.