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Penemu Conservation Zone Look Out News

Our Penemu conservation area is the bull’s eye of marine biodiversity in not only the Coral Triangle but also on Earth. There is no other place beneath the waves with as many different species of fish, invertebrates and corals as the western Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat. If you don’t believe us check out the interview with Drs Erdmann & Allen who are the leading conservation scientists who undertook a scientific study in February 2013 on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9PGN6dpC3g

In order to protect this beautiful & important area we have community based ranger patrols & we are constructing a look out tower to monitor the area 24/7 for illegal fishermen. The look out tower is under construction (helped by the ever resourceful Max Ammer, Tertius & Sea Sanctuaries volunteers) and should be finished soon. The photo shows the view south from the look out & the boat is our floating ranger station KM Hang Tuah where the Sea Sanctuaries staff & community patrols reside when not on land.