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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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Crown of Thorns Seastar (COTS) in Raja Ampat by Dr. Mark Erdmann and Burt Jones

Crown of Thorns Seastar (COTS) in Raja Ampat by Dr. Mark Erdmann and Burt Jones Despite being the world’s most bio-diverse marine environment, and arguably being very healthy, the reefs of Raja are not immune to the same problems encountered throughout the tropical world.  Recently, and not for the first time, there have been reports of a COTS outbreak on certain reefs in Raja. We know that...
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VOTE (by signing the petition) for permanent BHS protection

VOTE (by signing the petition) for permanent BHS protection One of the most important environmental and local empowerment laws of all time is inches away from the finish line, and we need your help to push it across. We are uniquely positioned at a critical moment in time to play a decisive role in the adoption of sweeping protections for West Papua, Indonesia – the most biodiverse region on...
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Living Fossil Found in Raja Ampat: Local Fishermen Raise a Coelacanth by Susan Vulpas

Living Fossil Found in Raja Ampat: Local Fishermen Raise a Coelacanth by Susan Vulpas The Bird’s Head Seascape, global epicenter of marine biodiversity, has upped its species count and added the coelacanth to its growing treasure trove of marine riches. On July 1, 2018 a group of recreational rod fishermen caught a one-meter long coelacanth near Urbinasopen village off southeast Waigeo in...
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Through “Kerakera”, an ancestral tradition, Fakfak communities protect the environment! by Anastasia Ramalo

Through “Kerakera”, an ancestral tradition, Fakfak communities protect the environment! by Anastasia Ramalo “We can’t tell you much about this matter. Only a few select people have knowledge about it. You both are too young to know,” Saraf Bairuma from Ugar Village, Fakfak, advised us who were interviewing him about kerakera. Kerakera is a tradition that Fakfak communities...
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Lewat Tradisi Leluhur “Kerakera,” Masyarakat di Pulau Ugar, Fakfak, Jaga Kelestarian Alam Oleh: Anastasia Ramalo

Lewat Tradisi Leluhur “Kerakera,” Masyarakat di Pulau Ugar, Fakfak, Jaga Kelestarian Alam  Oleh: Anastasia Ramalo “Kami tidak bisa beritahu terlalu banyak tentang hal ini. Biasanya hanya orang-orang tertentu saja yang tahu detailnya. Kalau adik-adik ini masih terlalu muda untuk tahu,” ungkap Pak Saraf Bairuma dari Kampung Ugar, Fakfak, Papua Barat, menasehati kami yang ingin mencari tahu soal...
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