What is Raja Ampat?
Located in West Papua Province of Indonesia, archipelago of Raja Ampat consists of 1’500 jungle covered islands. The Raja Ampat archipelago is the part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth.
It is a place of stunning beauty under water and on land. Dugongs, 600 species of hard coral, whales, dolphins, rare birds of paradise, remote lakes filled with sweet water jelly fish are among the species being found there.
It is a place of great hospitality and kindhearted people.
Being an archipelago, transportation of people, goods and pretty much everything happens by speed boats run on inefficient engines.
Most islands naturally don’t have grid electricity; electricity is produced with gas or diesel-powered generators.
Growing tourism drives fuel consumption with some homestays running generators 24/7 to lure in tourists with comfort.
Raja Ampat and neighboring Sorong do not have functional recycling areas, which results in a lot of garbage pollution. Much waste ends up in the ocean as well.