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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 sq km, encompassing over 100 villages in West Papua, Indonesia.
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Yaf Keru-A Reef Restoration Project and Why We Need It in Raja Ampat by Lynn Lawrence

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Yaf Keru-A Reef Restoration Project and Why We Need It in Raja Ampat by Lynn Lawrence In the heart of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is one of the world’s last strongholds where healthy coral reef systems still thrive.  Recognized as the most bio-diverse marine habitat on earth these pristine reefs burst with an abundance of life and color.  This rich archipelago is also home to 114...
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“Papua Designs” Launches by Maria Kuhn

“Papua Designs” Launches by Maria Kuhn Papua Designs is a “Women’s Empowerment Program through Art”. It’s unique approach enables local women to get together in a trusted and safe environment where they can explore their creativity. The art collection consists of hand painted and block printed contemporary textiles, created by talented local women, the...
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MER’s April Newsletter: What are Misool’s Weirdest Creatures

It has been a few months since Misool Eco Resort shared a newsletter.  This is because they have been busy!  Their newest newsletter is “bursting” with news. These are the major topics covered: Misool Solar Farm Whale Shark rescue in East Flores Day with the Rangers Programme Fish Geek Week with Mark Erdmann, Conservation International Meet the Team: Dewi Arum Melati, Bank Sampah...
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The Art of Describing a New Species of Fish by Dr. Gerald R. Allen

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The Art of Describing a New Species of Fish by Dr. Gerald R. Allen Administrator’s note: Dr. Allen began working on BHS coral reef fish species in 2001. To date he has described 51 new marine fish species from the Bird’s Head. He also works in lakes, rivers, and streams and has described another 49 species of BHS freshwater fish.  A 100 fish!  That is freaking awesome.   It just...
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West Waigeo: Place of Refuge (for Mantas)? by Rafid Shidqi

West Waigeo: Place of Refuge (for Mantas)? by Rafid Shidqi Administrator’s note: This is Rafid’s third post.  He is a newly “minted” conservationist from Java and recently became the newest member of the Indonesia Manta Project in Raja Ampat.  In his role as Raja Ampat Field Officer he is involved in conducting photo ID research on Raja Ampat’s manta rays, studying...
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