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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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Patrol Updates from Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority by Nikka Gunadharma & Alfred Sen Johannes

Patrol Updates from Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority to June 17, 202 From our last updates at the end of May, 2020, the Badan Layanan Umum Daerah Unit Pelaksana Teknis Daerah (BLUD UPTD) Pengelolaan Kawasan Konservasi Perairan (KKP) Kepulauan Raja Ampat, or the Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority, have conducted several patrols in all the MPAs. The Jaga Laut – the official name of the marine...
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Papua Designs: Improving Lives while Creating Art by Maurine Shimlock

Papua Designs Florida takes my hand and guides the ink-saturated lino-block I’m holding to a blank piece of paper.  In just a few seconds we release the block and the outline of a jellyfish with exceedingly long tentacles appears.  The jellyfish is a new pattern at Papua Designs in Sorong where local women work together producing art based on traditional motifs. We’re here because of an...
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“The Coral Sings of Hope” by Katie Rose Gurkin

Administrator’s note: “Katie Rose” Gurkin (full name: Katherine Rose Maurine Victoria Gurkin) is our god child.  She and her parents recently traveled with us to Misool Eco Resort (Feb. 2020).  Katie lives life to the fullest.  The following is her unique interpretation of that trip. “Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to...
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Bird's Head Seascape Governmental AuthoritiesPemerintah Propinsi Papua Barat (Province of West Papua)Kementerian Kehutanan Republik Indonesia (Department of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia)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)