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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 Quarterly Newsletter

Earlier in the year we published Misool Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report. The process gives us a chance to reflect on our work and to identify new strategies to increase our positive impact on the marine environment and communities of Raja Ampat. Here Misool Foundation’s founders, Marit and Andrew Miners, share their insights on the most critical issues and discuss how these...
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Changing Demographics Requires a New Approach for BHS Travelers

Anyone who has traveled to Raja in the last few years will notice big changes.  There are a lot more people now and they aren’t just divers; they represent a new travel demographic.  Raja is still remote but getting there is becoming easier and less expensive.  The options for the traveler on a budget are multiplying, especially now that homestays are an option.   (Please visit our...
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Spending time in Sorong? This new website will be useful!

A long time manager at Raja4Divers Resort on Pulau Pef, has recently created a website for visitors stopping over in Sorong on their way to various BHS destinations.  While managing the resort Gunda, kept answering the same questions, where to eat/what to do/how to get around in Sorong.  Now we can all thank Gunda for launching the website, https://www.sorong-westpapua.com/.  The site’s...
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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)