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Protecting the World’s Reefs

The Misool Foundation is campaigning for a marine reserve, a no-take zone that protects 300,000 acres of the most acclaimed coral reefs in Indonesia. Misool Foundation,...

Solar Energy: The Key to Sustainability in Raja Ampat

Indonesia’s islands span a distance equivalent to one-eighth of the Earth’s circumference. Understandably, one of the main challenges the country still faces is...

Indonesia To Penalize Cruise Liner for Raja Ampat Accident

The amount of money that Noble Caledonia would need to pay could be anywhere between US$10 million and US$16 million.

A Resort to Protect Biodiversity in Indonesia

When Andrew Miner discovered Batbitim Island in 2003, he found a remote shark finning camp in a vast sea devastated by dynamite and cyanide fishing. Where once the blood...

Edge of the Ocean: Local Narratives of Marine Conservation in Raja Ampat

Expensive dive resorts and ecotourism seem to be the first things that come to most people’s minds at the mention of Raja Ampat. My recent visit confirmed the rumours...

Holiday-makers clean Birie Island Beach in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat in West Papua is known for being a paradise for divers, bird-watchers and nature lovers. Although it is a sanctuary for flora and fauna, sadly, it isn’t a...

Raja Ampat Dive Pioneers: Meet Burt Jones & Maurine Shimlock

Throughout Indonesia and the wider diving world, Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock are known as the people who put Raja Ampat’s dive sites on top of most travelling...

A Modern Day Robinson Crusoe: Meet Max Ammer

Dutch-born Max Ammer first visited Indonesia when he was 29 and not long after made Raja Ampat his permanent residence. Running two dive resorts and an NGO that focuses...

Bali and Beyond: A Property Business Perspective

Terje Nilsen, Principal of Ray White Paradise, a leading real estate company in Bali, discusses what’s hot in property in Bali and beyond. We are about six months into...

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The Village that Saved its Culture, Leatherback Turtles and its Coral Reefs

There are only a few beaches in the world on where the giant leatherback turtle lays its eggs. The leatherback is the fourth largest reptile and the largest ever found...

Dua Tangan Cukup – Actions from across the archipelago

Raja Ampat in West Papua of Indonesia is known for being paradise for divers, bird-watchers and nature lovers. It is one of the world’s last remaining sanctuaries for...

Alfred Wallace’s Great Adventure in Indonesia

Wallace’s dedication to research and his perseverance through rainforests in an era of head-hunters, poor medication and tropical diseases was quite admirable....

30 Places to Dive in Indonesia

The Indonesian archipelago, with thousands of kilometres of coral reefs, pristine remote islands and an enormous biodiversity, is one of the world’s best destinations...

Is Marine Conservation Taking Hold in Indonesia?

There are encouraging signs that it really is. The evidence comes from the independent assessment of Indonesia’s 20 year US$ 250 million coral reef rehabilitation and...

Education Guide 2017

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