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Rare birds, mammals, insects and plants

The world’s most diverse marine life

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 square kilometers, encompassing over 100 villages in West Papua, Indonesia.
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Part 2 Introduction to Cenderawasih Bay: Military History Makes for Excellent Diving by Simon Marsh, photography by Simon Marsh and Andrina Bindon

Part 2 Introdution to Cenderawasih Bay: Military History Makes for Excellent Diving Much evidence remains of Cenderawasih Bay’s role as a hotly contested theatre of operations during World War...
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The Indonesian Throughflow: Fifteen Thousand Rivers by David Pickell

The Indonesian Throughflow: The Fifteen Thousand Rivers If Indonesia did not exist, the earth’s day would be significantly shorter than the approximately twenty-four hours to which we have become...
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Indonesia Gives Mantas A New ‘Ray of Hope’

This post was originally published on Conservation International’s blog, Human Nature. Mark Erdmann has been working closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries on...
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Part 3 Introduction to Cenderawasih Bay: The Villages and their People by Simon Marsh, photography by Simon Marsh and Andrian Bindon

Part 3 Introduction to Cenderawasih Bay: The Villages and their People Papuan life is difficult to understand from the outside.  It is imperative to go ashore, visit a village, observe daily...
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Pengalaman Pertama Saya di Raja Ampat by Carla Kerstan & photos by Shawn Heinrichs

Pengalaman Pertama Saya di Raja Ampat Saya sangat bersemangat ketika diberi kesempatan bergabung dalam perjalanan monitoring pari manta di Raja Ampat selama 10 hari. Saat itu saya masih magang di...
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