Sunday, November 21, 2010

Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary

The Islands of Raja Ampat, off the South Western coast of the Province of Papua, is one of the richest source of marine biodiversity in the world.

But unfortunately, not many people in Indonesia know about this region which has just been declared by our government as a Sanctuary for Sharks and other sea creatures..

Considering this fact, I would like to share with you an article about it that I have quoted from the site Good News From Indonesia.

Indonesia has declared a vast sanctuary for sharks, turtles and manta rays in a region known as one of the world’s richest sources of marine biodiversity, officials and conservationists said Tuesday.

The sanctuary covers 46,000 square kilometres (17,760 square miles) of waters around the Raja Ampat islands in eastern Indonesia, part of the so-called Coral Triangle region of Southeast Asia.

Sharks, manta rays, mobulas, dugongs and turtles are fully protected within the sanctuary, and destructive practices including reef bombing and the aquarium fish trade are banned, local officials said.



TUKANG CoLoNG said...

aku suka banget panorama bawah laut. tapi hiunya galak gag..?

H. Nizam said...

Kepulauan Raja Ampat (Papua) terkenal karena masih murni.
Saya belum pernah bertemu dengan Hiu tapi menurut infomasi memang galak.

the dream catcher said...

Indonesian hardly know about the local EXPENSIVE traveling spot (ada yg mau bayarin gue gak ya kesana? heheheh)

Anonymous said...

i think your sanctuaries are much better than our coral reefs, but we do have those too and is closed and well protected.
but still, i'd like to shun away from sharks!

ibnumuksin said...

indahnya alam semesta/ semuanya ciptaan tuhan

H. Nizam said...

@Ria/The Dream Catcher,
Yes Raja Ampat is located quite far from Jakarta.
Kalau anda mau menyelam bertemu ikan hiu mungkin ada yang mau jadi sponsor ha ha ha ...

@Christmas Fairytale,
Yeah, sharks would not make us feel comfortable to be around with.

Benar, negara kita dianugrahi kekayaan alam dan flora-fauna yang menakjubkan.

hybrid cars said...

Hiunya galak enggak ya? enak juga kalau bisa berenang sama hiu...

waroeng ubuntu said...

buat yang nanya hiu galag, well hiu ga galak sepanjang tdk di ganggu dan kita tdk menarik perhatian mereka :D

NENSA MOON said...

sounds like interesting place to visit.
thanks for good info!

all the best,

Seiri Hanako said...

keren banget raja ampat tu

penegen ke sana suatu hari nanati

H. Nizam said...

@Hybrid Cars,
Kalau Hiu tidak galak boleh juga.

@Waroeng Ubuntu,
Saya juga berpikir bhwa kalau Hiu tidak diganggu maka dia tidak galak.

You are welcome.
Thank you for dropping by.

Saya dengar memang keren.
Tapi saya dengar Bunaken juga keren banget. Anda beruntung tinggal di Manado.

Yari NK said...

Wow... shark sanctuary?? Great! Simply great! They are trying to preserve all kinds of shark I assume, ranging from frilled sharks, saw-sharks to ..... loan sharks! ;)

H. Nizam said...

Hi Yari,

Shark loans ??? ha ha ha ha .....
You have made my day, thanks.

Cheqna said...

Nice photo..sure looks lovely down there and should be preserved.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Cheqna,

Yes, its a beautiful picture of undersea nature that should be preserved,