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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 Update from Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority August, 2021 Updated by: Allan Fredrik Ramandey*

With the extension of travel restrictions due to the Covid-19’s pandemic in Indonesia, especially for Java and Bali (after seeing some slight increase earlier this year), tourism activities in Raja Ampat have once again declined – as you can see from the numbers of tourism-related utilization data from the past months. Fisheries activities, however, only decreased significantly during April...
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Rewilding a charismatic shark species in the Bird’s Head Seascape: Zebra Sharks to be hatched in Raja Ampat by Maurine Shimlock

Administrators note: This will be the first in a series of articles about Zebra (Leopard) sharks and the plans for recovering their population in Raja Ampat. Zebra sharks (Stegostoma tigrinum), also known as Indo-Pacific leopard sharks (the juveniles are zebra-striped and adults are leopard-spotted) are endangered throughout Southeast Asia. But in the US, successful aquarium breeding programs...
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Patrol Update from Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority July, 2021 Updated by: Allan Fredrik Ramandey*

With application on the limitation of activities due to the increase of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia, which was extended until 16th of August 2021 – for now, the Raja Ampat Marine Park Authority** committed to preserve our intensity in patrolling the MPA’s network; especially when prospect of violations, more or less, are similar. Throughout July 2021, our marine park’s rangers – officially...
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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