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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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Endemic Fish of the Bird’s Head Seascape by Drs. Gerald Allen & Mark Erdmann

You all know that the BHS is a special place.  It’s special for a number of reasons.  Scientists agree that the Bird’s Head Seascape is the most bio-diverse marine habitat on the planet, containing 1871 fish species (to date).  That’s a lot of species!  And with all those species swimming around, some of them are bound to be endemic, meaning that they evolved in the region...
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Patrol Update from Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority June, 2021 by Allan Ramandey

Dear readers, with the increase of Covid-19’s intensity in Indonesia, in early July the government has applied national policy to limit activities, which was quickly followed by related regulation in the province level – including West Papua. However, the intensity of Raja Ampat Marine Park Authority’s** rangers will not decrease in these difficult times as we are still conducting, regular...
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Patrol Update from Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority up to May, 2021 by Allan Ramandey*

Dear readers, we are back for more news from our regular, community patrol activities within the Raja Ampat Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) network during the course of May, 2021 (here is the link to our April’s patrol update). In May, a total of 67 patrol was conducted by the Raja Ampat’s Marine Park Authority’s*** Jaga Laut – the formal name for the community-based rangers patrolling the MPAs...
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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