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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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Reef Manta Rays Are in Decline Globally – but New Research Finds One Place in Indonesia Where These Charismatic Rays Are Thriving, by Edy Setyawan*

Raja Ampat archipelago in West Papua is home to Indonesia’s largest population of reef manta rays, Mobula alfredi. They are not mammals, but cartilaginous fish that are related to sharks. This species is characterized by late maturation and extremely low fertility, which make their populations especially vulnerable. Males start to sexually mature at 9 to 13 years old, while females require 13...
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Riset Buktikan Populasi Pari Manta Karang Terus Tumbuh di Raja Ampat, Buah dari Kebijakan dan Upaya Konservasi, Oleh Edy Setyawan*

Kepulauan Raja Ampat, Papua Barat, adalah habitat bagi kebanyakan pari manta karang di Indonesia, Mobula alfredi. Satwa laut ini bukanlah mamalia, melainkan ikan bertulang rawan yang masih berkerabat dengan hiu. Populasi pari manta karang rentan terganggu. Pasalnya, mereka bertumbuh dewasa sangat lambat dan memiliki tingkat kesuburan yang sangat rendah. Pejantannya baru menjadi dewasa secara...
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Announcing: REEF GUARDIAN our newest BHS Partner

We are delighted to announce the addition of Reef Guardian to the BHS family as its newest Partner. Reef Guardian promotes the safeguarding of marine flora and fauna on tropical reefs, focusing its activities on Indonesia. The non-profit association, founded in 2020, is based in Leipzig, Germany. Through environmental education in the local communities, the association aims to advance the...
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Bird's Head Seascape Governmental Authorities Pemerintah 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