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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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Congratulations to Edy Setyawan, our “Manta Man”, on earning his PhD!

Administrator’s note: Some of you may not recognize his name but if you love mantas you have probably read one of his many posts on the BHS site.  Dr. Edy Setyawan, from Boyolali, a small town near Mount Merapi in Central Java (Indonesia) is not only the BHS Manta Ray Researcher, but he is now a Marine Ecologist. We want to congratulate Dr. Edy Setyawan who recently received his PhD...
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Papua Explorers opens the Raja Ampat Dive Guide School

We are proud and excited to announce the awesome news that one of Raja Ampat’s most acclaimed resorts, Papua Explorers, recently opened a dive school for Raja Ampat natives.  We have long felt that a dive school for the Raja Ampat locals is essential.  This school will change the lives of generations of natives.  Not only will they learn to dive but they will have a chance to become...
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Whale sharks and dolphins “together” in Triton Bay

Recently visitors to Triton Bay’s “Whale Shark Experience” have been gifted with a bonus…the presence of dolphins!  While this is not necessarily an event exclusive to Triton Bay, it is significant enough that Konservasi Indonesia’s, “Focal Species Conservation Senior Manager”, Iqbal Herwata, will soon release a detailed manuscript on their...
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Bird's Head Seascape Governmental Authorities Pemerintah 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