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Kokomo: the Incredible Hornbills of Raja Ampat

Posted on 13 September 2022

Kokomo: the Incredible Hornbills of Raja Ampat

When it comes to birds, Raja Ampat might be more famous for its endemic bird of paradise species, but there is another species you must see while you are there. Locally called Kokomo, burung taun-taun, Blyth’s hornbill, or the Papuan hornbill, is a truly exquisite bird to see in the wild. Even if you aren’t a birding enthusiast, going on a hornbill tour is an exhilarating experience. Read on to learn more about these incredible birds. (more…)

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Managing the Fine Balance Between Tourism and Conservation in Raja Ampat

Posted on 10 August 2022

Managing the Fine Balance Between Tourism and Conservation in Raja Ampat

Until the early 2000’s Raja Ampat’s main industries were mining and fishing. The area is rich in nickel and cobalt, and of course fish, which had been keeping the region economically stable for centuries. However, with the rising awareness of the environmental importance of Raja Ampat, sustainable alternatives had to be implemented. This is why the management of natural capital is so important for the government and local people of Raja Ampat. (more…)

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Visiting Raja Ampat Marine Park

Posted on 20 July 2022

Visiting Raja Ampat Marine Park

Imagine diving into the ocean and everywhere you look there is colour, movement, and life. Not just a busy coral reef but a place absolutely teeming with marine life. Now imagine this area to be over 2million hectares, about the same size as the country of Wales. This is Raja Ampat’s Marine Park, a protected area so important to marine ecology it is hard to put it into words. When you dive in Raja Ampat you will be diving into the marine park in all its glory. (more…)

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Why Sustainable Tourism is So Important in Raja Ampat

Posted on 08 June 2022

Papua Paradise Eco Resort Raja Ampat

Sustainable tourism is a joint effort between government, communities, hotel owners and tour providers, and of course the tourists themselves. This can be a lot to manage and control but is incredibly important, especially in a place of huge environmental importance like Raja Ampat. Luckily, there is consistent action being taken by all parties in Raja Ampat to keep tourism sustainable. Here are some of the positive ways tourism is moving forward sustainably. (more…)

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Get the Most out of Your Raja Ampat Trip by Speaking the Language

Posted on 07 April 2022

Get the Most out of Your Raja Ampat Trip by Speaking the Language

Raja Ampat is a very unique part of the world for many reasons, its geographical location being the biggest influence on its history and culture. Because of the remoteness of the region and the distance between islands, there are many tribes that make up the people of the archipelago. This has also led to many dialects of the main language Biak developing between islands. In fact, there are no less than 10 dialects spoken in Raja Ampat so if you want to communicate it is best to learn a little Bahasa Indonesia. (more…)

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