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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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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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Higher Abundance of Marine Predators & Changes in Fishers’ Behavior following Spatial Protection (No Take Zones) within the World’s Biggest Shark Fishery by Vanessa Jaiteh, et al

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Higher Abundance of Marine Predators & Changes in Fishers’ Behavior following Spatial Protection (No Take Zones) within the World’s Biggest Shark Fishery by Vanessa F. Jaiteh, Steve J. Lindfield, Sangeeta Mangubhai, Carol Warren, Ben Fitzpatrick, & Neil R. Loneragan Fisheries are complex social-ecological systems, where managers struggle to balance the socio-economic...
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Edy Setyawan: A Profile of a BHS Manta Ray Researcher by Dr. Mark Erdmann

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Edy Setyawan: A Profile of a BHS Manta Ray Researcher by Dr. Mark Erdmann Meet Edy Setyawan, Bird’s Head Manta Ray Researcher! Though originally from Boyolali in Java and couldn’t swim until he was 19, Edy has been deeply involved in coral reef research and conservation in the Bird’s Head since 2012, when he first joined Conservation International to lead the monitoring team in Kaimana and...
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Raja Ampat Reef Manta Ray Movements by Edy Setyawan & et al

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Raja Ampat Reef Manta Ray Movements A Research Article:  Site Fidelity and Movement Patterns of Reef Manta Rays (Mobula alfredi: mobulidae) Using Passive Acoustic Telemetry in Northern Raja Ampat, Indonesia By Edy Setyawan, Abraham B. Sianipar, Mark V. Erdmann, Andrew M. Fischer, James A. Haddy, Calvin S. Beale, Sarah A. Lewis, Ronald Mambrasar  Though extremely valuable to the local marine...
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