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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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Raja Mono: A Study in Contrast by Ron Lagerlof

Raja Mono: A Study in Contrast by Ron Lagerlof Filmmaker Ron Lagerlof made the decision to film in mono for his latest Raja Ampat film, Raja Mono: A Study in Contrast. Using the RED Scarlet-W Monochrome he shot the entire trip on this camera, committing to black and white in an area lush with color. What would make one do such a thing? Ron says, “Because it’s different –...
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Raja Ampat Survey Reveals New Species and Key Manta Ray Data by Johnny Langenheim

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Raja Ampat Survey Reveals New Species and Key Manta Ray Data by Johnny Langenheim Note: This article originally appeared in The Guardian.  All rights and photographs are reserved by the author and The Guardian.   Raja Ampat is the global epicentre of marine biodiversity – and the species count is still rising, thanks in large part to two scientists … I’m at five metres, clutching a rock...
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Child Aid Papua: A new BHS Partner

We are happy to welcome Child Aid Papua as the newest BHS Partner.  Working closely with Raja Ampat Sea Centre , they believe that the education of children along with improved healthcare and environmental awareness is the key to the success of the BHS’s conservation goals. Child Aid Papua is a non-profit, public benefit organization and was founded under the name ‘Yayasan Cahaya...
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Raja Ampat 2018: An Image + film, by Abdulrahman Yousef Khaledi & friends

Raja Ampat 2018: An Image + film by Abdulrahman Yousef Khaledi & friends Many thanks to the BHS’s old friends Geraldine Richard and Giel Wevers, who are now the cruise directors aboard, Dive Gaia‘s, Gaia Love for sharing this incredible video with us. The film is shared with us by Image +.  Many thanks to Abdulrahman and his Qatari dive brothers. Enjoy the film: Raja Ampat 2018.
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New MPA declared by the Misool tribe in Raja Ampat by Meity Mongdong

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New MPA declared by the Misool tribe in Raja Ampat by Meity Mongdong A new 313,000ha Marine Protected Area was declared by the Matbat/Matlou tribe in North Misool on March 27th2018. The successful MPA management in Raja Ampat have been inspiring communities and the local governments in West Papua to declare more and more MPAs. The North Misool MPA was declared by the indigenous community of...
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