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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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Ecotourism in Raja Ampat—Defender or Destroyer of the World’s Richest Reefs? by Chloe King

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Ecotourism in Raja Ampat—Defender or Destroyer of the World’s Richest Reefs? by Chloe King Tourism is threatening Raja Ampat. On March 4, 2017, a British cruise ship ran aground on a coral reef in Raja Ampat, destroying more than 18,000 square meters of reef off the island of Kri, one of the many in Raja Ampat but among one of the most visited areas by divers and tourists. Reports from the...
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Misool Foundation Newsletter

Welcome to Misool Foundation’s November Newsletter This quarter: More recognition for the Misool Private Marine Reserve Your chance to join the trip of a lifetime as we raise funds for Misool Foundation Selamat, Kiikii – Misool’s newest instructor Misool Foundation’s end of year fundraising campaign Support Bluesphere Foundation’s mission to Protect West Papua – Sign...
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Meidi Kasmidi: A Profile of CI’s Sustainable Tourism & Alternative Livelihood Coordinator by Susan Vulpas

Meidi Kasmidi: A Profile of CI’s Sustainable Tourism & Alternative Livelihood Coordinator by Susan Vulpas Note: This is the second post in the series, introducing the “team” charged with conservation in the BHS.  Meet Meidi Kasmidi, Conservation International’s Sustainable Tourism and Alternative Livelihood Senior Coordinator! Originally from Manado in North Sulawesi,...
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Crown of Thorns Seastar (COTS) in Raja Ampat by Dr. Mark Erdmann and Burt Jones

Crown of Thorns Seastar (COTS) in Raja Ampat by Dr. Mark Erdmann and Burt Jones Despite being the world’s most bio-diverse marine environment, and arguably being very healthy, the reefs of Raja are not immune to the same problems encountered throughout the tropical world.  Recently, and not for the first time, there have been reports of a COTS outbreak on certain reefs in Raja. We know that...
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VOTE (by signing the petition) for permanent BHS protection

VOTE (by signing the petition) for permanent BHS protection One of the most important environmental and local empowerment laws of all time is inches away from the finish line, and we need your help to push it across. We are uniquely positioned at a critical moment in time to play a decisive role in the adoption of sweeping protections for West Papua, Indonesia – the most biodiverse region on...
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