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Changing Demographics Requires a New Approach for BHS Travelers

Anyone who has traveled to Raja in the last few years will notice big changes.  There are a lot more people now and they aren’t just divers; they represent a new travel demographic.  Raja...
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Spending time in Sorong? This new website will be useful!

A long time manager at Raja4Divers Resort on Pulau Pef, has recently created a website for visitors stopping over in Sorong on their way to various BHS destinations.  While managing the resort...
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Blue Abadi Fund June ’19 Newsletter (English dan Bahasa)

ABOUT BLUE ABADI The Blue Abadi Fund is a dedicated conservation trust fund for the Bird’s Head Seascape that empowers local communities and agencies to sustainably manage their marine resources...
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Global Conservation Hero Award to West Papua Province

Administrator’s note: This article originally appeared in Jakarta’s Antara News.  Credits below. West Papua Province received the Global Conservation Hero Award from the Conservation...
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Eco Hero & “Manta Whisperer”-Abam Sianipar

CITIZEN’S WATCH/PROMASTER and the History Channel, recently launched a worldwide campaign, “Save the BEYOND”, which profiles adventurers and explorers with front-line experience of the...
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West Papua, the World’s First Conservation Province! by Susan Vulpas

It’s Now Official! On 20 March 2019, the West Papuan Provincial Parliament (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah, DPRD) passed a Peraturan Daerah Khusus Provinsi Papua Barat (Perdasus) – a...
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Two New Trimma (dwarfgoby) species discovered & named for BHS Conservationists by Dr. Mark Erdmann

I’m pleased to announce the recent publication of two new species of coral dwarfgoby, Trimma putrai and Trimma meityae, that honor the career contributions of Ketut Sarjana Putra and Meity...
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BHS Fish List breaks the 1800 mark in 2018! by Dr. Mark Erdmann

It’s been a while since I last provided an update to the list of reef fishes recorded from the Bird’s Head, and I’m pleased to note that the BHS fish list surpassed the mind-blowing number of...
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