Raja Ampat Marine Park
Raja Ampat Marine Park
The species indicated below are listed as Protected Species under the law of Raja Ampat Regency and/or The Republic of Indonesia. This list includes species currently known to be present in Raja Ampat at time of writing. There may be additional species protected by the Republic of Indonesia, that are not yet documented as present in the region. For a full list of all species protected please refer to the “Legal Base” option in the table below.
With respect to species listed as protected, any and all persons are prohibited to:
- Catch, injure, kill, keep, posses, care for, transport and trade in a protected animal species in a live condition.
- Keep, posses, care for, transport and trade in a protected animal species in dead condition.
- Transfer a protected animal species from one place to another, both inside and outside Indonesian borders
- Trade, keep or posses skin, bodies or other parts of a protected animal, or goods made of parts of the animal, or transfer from one place in Indonesia to another, within or outside Indonesia.
- Take, destroy, exterminate, trade, keep, or posses eggs and/or a nest of a protected animal.
Violations related to Protected Species will be treated as criminal acts and will result in legal action against the perpetrator(s).
Sharks & Other Rays
Sea Turtles & Reptiles
Laws relating to Protected Species in Indonesia and Raja Ampat can be found at the following links:
Law on the Conservation of the Living Natural Resources and Ecosystems (Law No. 5 of 1990)
Prohibition of catching Sharks, Manta Rays and certain species of fish in Raja Ampat Waters (Raja Ampat Regional Regulation Number 9 of 2012)
Full protection status of Whale Sharks (Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Decree No. 18/2013)
Protection status of Napoleon Fish (Decree of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Number 37 Year 2013)
Full protection status of Manta Rays (Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Decree No. 4 of 2014)
List of Plant and Animal Types Protected by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia
Full protection status of Bamboo Coral (Isis spp.), Decree of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Number 8 Year 2020
What Would You Do To Save A Species?
From selling to saving.. learn how Bapak Florens Dimara, a local man in Fam, Raja Ampat, protects Coconut Crabs and helps ensure a future for this protected species.
Video: Conservation International Indonesia
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