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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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New MPA declared by the Misool tribe in Raja Ampat by Meity Mongdong

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New MPA declared by the Misool tribe in Raja Ampat by Meity Mongdong A new 313,000ha Marine Protected Area was declared by the Matbat/Matlou tribe in North Misool on March 27th2018. The successful MPA management in Raja Ampat have been inspiring communities and the local governments in West Papua to declare more and more MPAs. The North Misool MPA was declared by the indigenous community of...
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“Susi’s” Whaleshark, A rarity: Whale shark researchers tag female of the species by Erfa Canisthya

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“Susi’s” Whaleshark, A rarity: Whale shark researchers tag female of the species by Erfa Canisthya The following article originally appeared as a Conservation International Human Nature Blog.  It is re-posted here with permission from Conservation International. Many visitors travel to the Bird’s Head Seascape to swim with the whale sharks of Cenderawasih and Triton...
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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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