Raja Ampat has an abundant richness of natural capital and cultural heritage. What not many know is that it was once a nickel mining area.
Seeing the sustainability of nickel mining as difficult to maintain and grow the local welfare in the long term, local authorities decided to change direction. Nowadays the retention of natural resources has been widely recognized as a fundamental for development. Associations and projects have been created to help revitalize, maintain and safeguard the biodiversity of Raja Ampat. These associations include: (more…)