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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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Whalesharks in Triton Bay by Charlie Litteck

Whalesharks in Triton Bay by Charlie Litteck   As we rode out to the fishing bagans at dawn I tried to surpress my hopes of seeing a whale shark. I knew there was supposed to be a year round...
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Hope for Indonesia’s valuable but threatened mangroves by Johnny Langenheim

Hope for Indonesia’s valuable but threatened mangroves by Johnny Langenheim Indonesia is home to the largest tracts of mangrove forests on earth – but they are disappearing at a rate of up...
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Diving With Pygmy Seahorses by Dr. Richard Smith

 Diving With Pygmy Seahorses by Dr. Richard Smith Dr. Smith is a frequent contributor to the site.  His dissertation was on Pygmy Seahorses so he knows a thing or two about these delicate...
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Misool Eco Resort-April/May Newsletter

The amazing folks who are Misool Eco Resort are real BHS heros.  Besides managing a world class resort, they work very hard protecting the environment and helping the locals. Their newsletters...
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Menteri Susi Pudjiastuti Menyerahkan Penghargaan Spesies Ikan Baru untuk Bupati dan Wakil Bupati Raja Ampat

Menteri Susi Pudjiastuti Menyerahkan Penghargaan Spesies Ikan Baru untuk Bupati dan Wakil Bupati Raja Ampat text by Wida Sulistyaningrum photos by Julius Thonak  Ditemukan pertama kali di Ayau,...
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