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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 December, 2020 by: Allan Fredrik Ramandey* & Nikka Gunadharma**

Dear readers, here we are in early 2021 and we will provide updates from the last month of 2020 regarding the community-based patrol conducted by the Marine Park Rangers – Jaga Laut –  in all seven MPAs in Raja Ampat. A total of 60 patrols were conducted during the course of December 2020, which means that most of the patrol units in seven MPAs under the Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority***...
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MPA’s added to the BHS MPA network

MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) are the heart and soul of the Bird’s Head Seascape.  There are now 26, including 3 new ones, TCBFM (Traditional Community Based Fisheries Management) Bintuni, KKPD (Marine Protected Area) Sorong Selatan, and KKPD Maksegara (Makbon). The global epicentre of marine biodiversity, the BHS comprises more than 225,000 square kilometers (22.5 million hectares or...
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Natural History of Manta Rays in the Bird’s Head Seascape: A new study by Edy Setyawan, et al.

Natural history of manta rays in the Bird’s Head Seascape, Indonesia, with an analysis of the demography and spatial ecology of Mobula alfredi (Elasmobranchii: Mobulidae) by Edy Setyawan,  Mark V. Erdmann,  Sarah A. Lewis,  Ronald Mambrasar, Abdi W. Hasan, Sabine Templeton, Calvin S. Beale, Abraham B. Sianipar, Rafid Shidqi, Hendrik Heuschkel, Orgenes Ambafen, Muhamad Izuan, Mohammad Fakhry...
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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