As stunningly beautiful above water as it is below. Raja Ampat has a startling array of habitats to explore. The nama “Raja Ampat” literally translates as “The Four Kings”, representing the four main silands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool. Each of these islands, and all of tje other islets in between, are home toa multitude of species and critical marine and terrestrial ecosystem. From the stark wave-pounded slopes that drop away beneath the karst cliffs of Wayag and Uraine, to the deep, nutrient-rich bays of Mayalibit, Kabui anf Aljui, to the “blue water mangrove” channels of Kofiau and Gam, to the palnkton-rich upwelling areas of Misool and the Dampier Strait : Raja Ampat is one of the most biodiverse marine environments in the world. Marine tourism, as sustainable economic alternative to industrial fishing, mining, and logging, has the potential to play a key role in the conservation of Raja Ampat’s spectacular marine environments as well as create real economic and social benefits for local communities.Raja Ampat in a Glance : • Heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ and global epicentre of marine biodiversity with highest coral reef biodiversity for any area its size in the world • Total area : Over 4 million hectares of which 1.358.170 hectares are protected • Population : 42.271 • Primary sources of income : fishing, tourism and mariculture • Main religions : Christianity and Islam • 1470 species of reef fish • More than 550 species of corals • 75% of all known coral species in the world • 8 species of whales • 7 species of dolphin • Regionally significant Green Turtle and Hawksbill populations • Extensive mangrove forest and sea grass beds which support dugongs, juvenile fish, saltwater crocodiles, and provide protection and food for the people of Raja Ampat.
In 2014, Raja Ampat Enviromental Service Fee was introduced to generate the significant funding needed to effectively manage Raja Ampat’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Proceeds from the environmental service fee are used for all the operation aspect needed for all the operational aspect needed for MPAs (patrolling, community outreach, biological monitoring, etc), and sustainable development of local communities. Keep proof of purchase of Enviromental Service Fee on you at all times to show the officers from management unit during random patrol checks. The entrance permit is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. • International Visitor’s Fee : IDR 1.000.000 • Domestic Visitor’s Fee : IDR 500.000 Raja Ampat Marine Protected Area Managemet Unit (BLUD UPTD KKPD Raja Ampat) Contact Number : +62-811-4852033 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.kkpr4.net