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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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“Mengenal Penyu-Belajar dari Pulau Piai” by Ferdiel Ballamu, as reported by *Nikka Gunadharma w/ introduction by **Dr. Mark Erdmann

This book, “Mengenal Penyu” (“Knowing Turtles-A study from Piai Island”) was written by Ferdiel Ballamu, turtle conservationist, one of the founders and the present chairman of Yayasan Penyu Papua (Papua’s Turtle Foundation) that was established in 2007.  Since establishment the foundation has been providing readers and researchers with data on Indonesia’s turtles.  This 114 page...
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Mengenal Penyu-Belajar Pulau Papua (Buku Baru) oleh Frediel Ballamu, delaporkan *Nikka Gunadharma

Buku “Mengenal Penyu” ini merupakan karya dari Ferdiel Ballamu, pegiat konservasi penyu sekaligus salah satu pendiri dan juga ketua dari Yayasan Penyu Papua (YPP) yang didirikan pada tahun 2007. Dari tahun berdirinya yayasan saja sudah dapat memberikan gambaran bagi pembaca mengenai betapa padatnya data dan informasi yang dapat dirangkum oleh penulis dalam buku yang ‘hanya’ setebal 114...
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Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability and Farmed Fish by Coty Perry

I was recently contacted by Coty Perry, a dedicated conservationist and a passionate bass fisherman.  Can the two professions really coexist?  I am a passionate conservationist and I was skeptical. But in Coty’s case, the answer is a resounding YES! After my initial “knee jerk” reaction, I read his well-researched story and feel it is something I should share even though it...
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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