Monday, November 2, 2009

Raja Ampat - The Richest Marine Biodeversity in the Wold

Raja Ampat archipelago which literally translate as "Four Kings"located at northwest tip of Birhead's Peninsula, on the island of Papua, Indonesia. Comprising more than 1,500 small island, cays and shoals which surrounding the four big island Missol, Salawati, Batanta and Weigo. Encompasses area more than 400.000 kilo meters of land and sea, including the biggest marine national park in Indonesia, Cendrawasih Bay.

Fishes under Raja Ampat

Based on Conversation International in 2002, Raja Ampat recorded as the richest biodiversity in the world. The information on its marine ecosystems, mangrove and forest collected incredible information. 573 of corals species or 75% known corals in the world. 899 of fish species. Thousands of sea turtles. In the land found lush forests, rare plants and limestones in this area.

Corals Under Raja Ampat

With this combination, Raja Ampat has a special object tourism such as liveboard diving and other unforgettable tourism object.

Other information:
1. Government official site
2. Welcome to Raja Ampat
3. Liveboard Diving
4. Raja Ampat Islands
5. Raja Ampat Tour


Raja ampat island said...

Nice pics and post. Raja Ampat Islands is known as the the epicenter of the bio-diversity. It is very famous and called the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity. The meaning of Raja Ampat means four kings.

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