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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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Rosco’s Ridge: New Cenderawasih Bay dive site by Garry Bevan

Rosco’s Ridge: New Cenderawasih Bay dive site by Garry Bevan (This site is now posted on the Cenderawasih Bay map) Pulau Miosauri is the collective name for a group of islands in central...
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EXPANDING KAIMANA’S WHALE SHARK DATABASE! by Carla Kerstan

EXPANDING KAIMANA’S WHALE SHARK DATABASE! Carla Kerstan Our team has just returned from another great week monitoring the whale sharks of Bicari Strait in Kaimana. It was again a successful trip,...
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Fitryanti Pakiding wins Whitley “Green Oscar” Award

Fitryanti Pakiding wins Whitley “Green Oscar” Award Article from the Jakarta Post Fitry is one of nine winners of the prestigious 2014 annual Whitley Awards, the so-called Green...
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“Guardians of Raja Ampat” film by Shawn Heinrichs and John Weller–Premiers in Raja Ampat’s capital city Waisai

This just in from Dr. Mark Erdmann (Conservation International’s Vice President of Asia-Pacific Marine Programs) Greetings from Bali – I hope you all are well. As the main donors for...
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Jejaring Konservasi Bentang Laut Kepala Burung (BLKB) Gelar Kick-Off Meeting di Waisai

Jejaring Konservasi Bentang Laut Kepala Burung (BLKB) Gelar Kick-Off Meeting di Waisai Jejaring konservasi Bentang Laut Kepala Burung (BLKB) menggelar kegiatan Kick-Off meeting tahap transisi...
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