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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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Raja Ampat Marine Park’s Authority* Proposed Five Topics To Further Strengthen Its Management, by: Nikka Gunadharma** and Allan Fredrik Ramandey***

Waisai, 21st of July 2022. The ever-changing dynamics in managing protected areas inevitably needs adapting, without essentially deviating from the Management and Zoning Plans, set forth in the primary management document for establishing marine protected areas (MPAs).  These changes come in various forms under the management system built and developed by the management unit and its partners....
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Perkuat Pengelolaan, Blud Uptd Pengelolaan Kk di Perairan Kepulauan Raja Ampat* Sosialisasikan Lima Topik, Ditulis oleh: Nikka Gunadharma** dan Allan Fredrik Ramandey***

Waisai, 21 Juli 2022. Dinamika pengelolaan kawasan yang niscaya berubah tentunya memerlukan juga beragam adaptasi yang, meskipun esensinya tidak akan melenceng dari dokumen Rencana Pengelolaan (RP) dan Rencana Zonasi (RZ) kawasan sebagai dokumen utama pengelolaan kawasan, perubahannya hadir dalam beragam bentuk di bawah sistem pengelolaan yang dibangun dan dikembangkan oleh pengelola bersama...
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Indonesian Scientists Uncover World’s First Confirmed Manta Ray Nursery in Raja Ampat’s Wayag Lagoon by *Edy Setyawan

Did you know that newborn reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) – some of which can be found in Raja Ampat, West Papua – must live independently without parental care? Have you ever imagined how they could survive? Until now, the early life stage of this giant fish is still a mystery. Most studies on manta rays have been focusing more on adult individuals than the youngsters. Well, the research...
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Bird's Head Seascape Governmental AuthoritiesPemerintah Propinsi Papua Barat (Province of West Papua)KSDAE (Direktorat Konservasi Sumberdaya Alam dan Ekosistem)(Ministry of Environment and Forestry)Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan Republik Indonesia (National Ministry for Marine Affairs and Fisheries)Kabupaten Raja Ampat (Raja Ampat Regency)Kabupaten Kaimana (Kaimana Regency)Kabupaten Tambrauw (Tambrauw Regency)Kabupaten Nabire (Nabire Regency)Kabupaten Teluk Wondama (Wondama Bay Regency)Taman Nasional Teluk Cenderawasih (Cenderawasih Bay National Park)BBKSDA (Balai Besar Konservasi Sumberdaya Alam)Kabupaten Fakfak