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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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Empowering Conservation through Local Engagement by Stephen Frink

Administrator’s Note:  This post is for everyone who does not receive DAN‘s (Diver’s Alert Network) Alert Diver Magazine.  (For those that are DAN members this article can be found in 2024’s second quarterly issue.)   For everyone interested in how and why Raja Ampat, and especially the area around Misool Island, is so special; this article written by Alert...
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Study: Mining could disrupt (Raja’s) Manta ‘Superhighway’ by Conservation International’s Mary Kate McCoy

Administrator’s Note: This blog post by Conservation International‘s Mary Kate Mc Coy was originally posted on May 30, 2024.  It is shared with CI’s kind permission. “If you’re a reef manta, there are few better places to be than northeastern Indonesia. In the clear blue seas of the Raja Ampat archipelago, these marine giants — up to 4 meters, or 14 feet, in wingspan —...
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Expedition North Stradbroke: Sampling and Tagging Leopard Sharks in Moreton Bay, Australia

Administrator’s note: This blog post is shared from ReShark’s Indonesia StAR Project May 30 Expedition North Stradbroke: Sampling and Tagging Leopard Leopard Sharks in Moreton Bay, Australia “Our work off North Stradbroke Island focuses on a seasonal aggregation of adult Indo-Pacific leopard sharks. We employ a range of techniques to research their biology and ecology to inform...
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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