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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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Photographic Guide to the Birds of Raja Ampat by Edhi Yansyah and Riyanti Windesi

A love of nature, especially the above water wildlife of Raja Ampat, and a desire to build awareness among local people, motivated Edhi Yansyah and Riyanti Windesi to self-publish an astounding photographic compilation of the region’s birdlife, the first of its kind!  More than 115 birds, all photographed within Raja Ampat, are described with full color images and bilingual Bahasa Indonesia...
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Meet Sophie Azam, Papua Explorers’ new SEA Centre manager

We met Sophie Azam on a windless day last January during a short visit to Papua Explorers Resort.  We were there to check out the SEA Centre, where Sophie is the new manager. A career in project management and conservation fieldwork has taken Sophie around the world from France to Indonesia to Africa and almost to Antarctica, where she managed marine conservation programs for the French...
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“How can baby reef manta rays be so cute?” By Edy Setyawan

Babies are babies. They are adorable. Just like a human baby, baby reef manta rays are so cute.  How come? Although they are the mini-version of their parents, they are ‘tiny’ compared to adult individuals. One interesting behavior of baby reef manta rays is that when encountered, they will make a turn, make another turn, swim upside down, or circle you at a ‘safe distance’. But most likely,...
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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)