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Rare birds, mammals, insects and plants

The world’s most diverse marine life

The Bird's Head Seascape, a rich repository of the world’s most diverse marine life, rare birds, mammals, insects and plants, comprises 183,000 square kilometers, encompassing over 100 villages in West Papua, Indonesia.
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Challenge yourself with Wide-Angle Underwater Photography by Ken Knezick

Challenge yourself with Wide-Angle Underwater Photography Text and Photos by Ken Knezick As an old mossback who began shooting underwater with a Nikonos II, it has been exciting to watch all the...
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Newly Discovered Whale Shark Population Brings Tourism Potential to Indonesian Communities

Newly Discovered Whale Shark Population Brings Tourism Potential to Indonesian Communities  by Nita Yohana In late 2011, CI’s Mark Erdmann blogged about an exciting expedition tagging whale...
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Balinese caring for Raja Ampat

Balinese Caring for Raja Ampat By Wida Sulistyaningrum, Photos Yulius Tonak   The head of the North Salawati District, Mr. I Made Kusuma Sada, along with members of the Babinsa from Koramil,...
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Wayag, the Picturesque Island of the North by Indah Susanti

Wayag, the Picturesque Island of the North Text and photos by Indah Susanti Located in the northern part of Raja Ampat, Wayag Island is a must-visit destination while traveling in Raja Ampat....
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Raja Ampat Rawan Bencana Gempa dan Tsunami

Raja Ampat Rawan Bencana Gempa dan Tsunami By Wida Sulistyaningrum, Photos BMKG Pada 25 Juni 2014, Balai Besar Badan Meteorology, Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG) Wilayah V Jayapura mengadakan...
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