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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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Misool Foundation Newsletter January 2019

Welcome to Misool’s January Newsletter: Happy 2019 Misool family and friends. We’re sending you cheer from our tiny paradise island. This quarter: 2018 Successes and 2019 Resolutions Co2 reductions Financing nature Women at Misool Plastics and chemicals Sunscreen ban Eliminating palm oil Tales by Light 3 on Netflix (psst…features mantas and Misool) Stay tuned in April – Ou...
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Coconut Crab update

For a number of years there has been an ongoing conflict between endangered Coconut Crabs (Birgus latro) and the uninformed or non-caring visitors to the BHS who want to eat them! However, many informed and caring visitors have reported that they are for sale at the Fam (Pam) Island’s Piaynemo (Penemu) lookout dock. This article is compiled from various sources and will attempt to...
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BHS Fish List breaks the 1800 mark in 2018! by Dr. Mark Erdmann

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It’s been a while since I last provided an update to the list of reef fishes recorded from the Bird’s Head, and I’m pleased to note that the BHS fish list surpassed the mind-blowing number of 1800 species in 2018! While Gerry Allen and I and our NGO staff and partners are always on the lookout for new fish records and we continue to pick them up regularly, in 2018 the list was significantly...
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Kalabia (Raja Ampat’s floating classroom) wins UNESCO Sustainability Education Prize

The Kalabia Environmental Education programme is one of the three winners of the 2018 edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. The Kalabia is a 34-metre long ship that brings interactive marine conservation education to more than 100 remote coastal villages of Raja Ampat, West Papua. This epicentre of spectacular marine biodiversity is host to ecologically,...
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No Dream is too High: The First Inspirational Class in Raja Ampat by Rafid Shidqi

It started with a dream about implementing a project in Raja Ampat that focuses on education. After almost 2 years working in this special region, spending time, playing and discussing life with children in Arborek and other villages, my heart was struck by the fact that education in Raja Ampat is still not standardized or in some cases not even accessible. Many of the island’s...
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