Category Archives: Raja Ampat Conservation
The Raja Ampat Archipelago is known as the “crown jewel” in the Papuan “Bird’s Head Seascape” (named for the distinctive shape of the northwestern section of the island of New Guinea), an area with unparalleled marine biodiversity.
Where the money goes The money collected from the tags is divided into two major components; the Retribusi fee which goes directly to the Dept of Tourism towards tourism development projects and the Non- Retribusi fee which is managed by a multi-stakeholder team, Tim Pengelola, and divided between conservation/MPA management projects and community projects. Tim […]
Background information on the tag system for tour operators The following information is provided in order to acquaint dive operators with the detailed justification and workings of the Raja Ampat Tourism Entrance Fee System. We have tried to design this system in a manner which is as flexible and convenient to dive operators working in […]
Raja Ampat Tourism Entrance Fee Information For Tourists Why do I have to pay a fee to enter Raja Ampat? Raja Ampat is blessed with some of the highest marine biodiversity and healthiest coral reefs in the world. In order to protect this unique biodiversity, Raja Ampat has 7 nationally mandated and locally managed marine […]
The Raja Ampat Regency Government is proud to announce the introduction of a tourism entrance fee system to help support conservation and community projects within Raja Ampat. All tourists entering Raja Ampat are required to purchase an entrance tag. The entrance fee for foreign visitors is Rp 500,000/person/calender year (approximately US$55) for which they will […]
Conserving Raja Ampat The Raja Ampat Archipelago is known as the “crown jewel” in the Papuan “Bird’s Head Seascape” (named for the distinctive shape of the northwestern section of the island of New Guinea), an area with unparalleled marine biodiversity. As of September 2008, current species tallies for the Bird’s Head include over 1356 species […]
The new fee system will be signed into law and all the materials required for the new tag system (tags/receipts) will be ready for the launch on the 15th July 2007. The annual tag will normally be valid from the 1st January until the 31st January of the following year. This year the tags will […]