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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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Vijay Raman: Passionate BHS Photographer

Vijay Raman: Passionate BHS Photographer My love of the ocean started at a very young age. As early as age 5, I was drawn to the adventures of explorers such as Jacques Yves Cousteau and dreamed of joining in on expeditions aboard the Calypso. At age 21, I completed my SCUBA certification and embarked on the first of many adventures of my own. Over the years I have had the opportunity to dive...
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Meet Laurence McCook: CI’s new Senior Advisor for Marine Programs Indonesia

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Dr. Laurence McCook Dr. McCook was recently named Senior Advisor to the Marine Program of Conservation International Indonesia.  His hiring comes after a lengthy search to replace, Dr. Mark Erdmann, now CI’s Vice President for Asia Pacific Marine Programs.  Laurence’s background includes working in science-based management and conservation of marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs...
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Mama Yosina and the “Lady Guardians” of Fam by: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma

Mama Yosina and the Lady-Guardians of Fam (or Pam in the local dialect) By: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma Passing through a narrow passage, we could see the manta ray-shaped lagoon located near Piaynemo in the Fam Archipelago.  As the Fam MPA Patrol Team’s speedboat turned her twin 45 PKs engine toward the lagoon, we were surrounded by the mighty karst hills and the calm, emerald water that...
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Mama Yosina dan Perempuan Penjaga Kepulauan Fam Oleh: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma

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Mama Yosina dan Perempuan Penjaga Kepulauan Fam Oleh: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma Setelah melewati celah sempit untuk memasuki laguna berbentuk pari manta di dekat Piaynemo, Kepulauan Fam, atau ‘Pam’ menurut dialek lokal, di Raja Ampat, speedboatTim Patroli Kawasan Konservasi Perairan (KKP) Kepulauan Fam, yang diberi nama “Romun,” mematikan kedua mesin 45 PK-nya. Dilingkupi bukit-bukit karst dan...
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Species Overload in Wonderland by Thomas Haider

Species Overload in Wonderland by Thomas Haider The attached article is reprinted with the author’s permission.  It originally appeared in the magazine Diver. In INDONESIA’S TRITON BAY the most impressive dive-sites are located around karstic rocks in the Iris Strait, a passage between Aiduma Island and the mainland of West Papua with its towering mountains. In this funnel-shaped...
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