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Pak Syafri: A Profile of the Director of Raja Ampat’s MPA unit (UPTD) by Susan Vulpas

This is the third post in the series, introducing the “team” charged with conservation in the BHS.  These are the unsung heroes that you and the Bird’s Head Seascape depend on! Meet Pak Syafri,...
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Six Fishermen Caught Using Explosives in Raja Ampat (translated from PapuaKita.com)

MPA ranger patrols are working and it appears the Raja Ampat government is serious about taking action against illegal bomb fishermen.  This is a huge step forward for Raja and the Bird’s...
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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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Misool Eco Foundation April Newsletter

Welcome to Misool Foundation’s Quarterly Newsletter. This quarter:  Misool Foundation is eight! Misool Manta Project: What we learned about Misool’s reef mantas in 2018 Together we...
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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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Misool Foundation Newsletter January 2019

Welcome to Misool’s January Newsletter: Happy 2019 Misool family and friends. We’re sending you cheer from our tiny paradise island. This quarter: 2018 Successes and 2019 Resolutions Co2...
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No Dream is too High: The First Inspirational Class in Raja Ampat by Rafid Shidqi

It started with a dream about implementing a project in Raja Ampat that focuses on education. After almost 2 years working in this special region, spending time, playing and discussing life with...
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