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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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Misool Foundation Nov/Dec Newsletter

Welcome to Misool Foundation’s November Newsletter: A Life on Land Special Raja Ampat; mantas soar, reefs bustle and turtles mooch. But did you know that the unparalleled biodiversity of the marine world extends above the surface to the surrounding islands and coastline? This quarter we bring you a taster of the fascinating treasures that await on land within the Misool Marine Reserve....
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North Misool MPA Rapid Biodiversity Assessment adds 47 new records, boosts Raja Ampat reef fish species count to 1615! Text and Photos by Mark Erdmann

From 24 August to 3 September 2019, a team of marine scientists from Yayasan Nazareth Papua, the Raja Ampat MPA Management Authority (UPTD BLUD KKPD Raja Ampat), Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) surveyed the coral reefs and seagrass beds of the 330,000 hectare North Misool MPA on board the MV Kurabesi. The North Misool MPA is the newest MPA in the Raja Ampat...
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Sueviota minersorum, a new species of sponge-dwelling goby named in honor of the Miners family (Misool Eco Resort) by Greenfield, Erdmann, Utama

If you have ever been to Raja Ampat, or even contemplated going, you have heard of Misool.  Misool is the southernmost of the 4 major islands that comprise Raja Ampat (Four Kings).  So Misool is one of the Kings!  If you have been to Raja, then it’s likely you have heard of or perhaps even stayed at Misool Eco Resort (MER), which is located in the heart of Misool’s best diving...
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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)