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Friends, partners, links

Below you will find links to useful external resources on visiting West Papua, as well as links to our friends and partners, some of whom we unashamedly recommend and promote because of their genuine, proven commitment to nature conservation and sustainable community development in Indonesian New Guinea. In addition, you will find a number of purely reciprocal, commercial links here.

West Papua accommodations

Misool Eco Resort (MER) is located on Batbitim Island off southeastern Misool in the fabled Raja Ampat archipelago off New Guinea's western tip (approximately, this is in the middle of nowhere!). MER is the beating heart of its very own 425 sq km marine no-take zone, the first of its kind anywhere in eastern Indonesia.

Royal Mamberamo Hotel 'Your home away from home' while in Sorong.

Production houses

We feel both proud and priviliged to have been provided with the unique opportunity to assist, and get to know the remarkable people behind Swiss-based production house ExplorAction while filming in the Arfak Mountains in July 2007. In fact, the seven-month 'Papua Barat' documentary-making project of the gentle Gentil-brothers quite probably stands out as the longest filming project ever to have been executed in the territory. Get the full story on 'Papua Barat' here http://www.exploraction.ch/07

ExplorAction Organizing expeditions on the five continents in order to produce documentaries that, through the images, blend adventure, science, and the emotion of discovery.

Wildlife image directories

The Internet Bird Collection (IBC) is growing fast to become the world's premier on-line audiovisual library on birds.

ARKive Images of life on Earth...

Wildlife photography

Ed Agter Wildlife photography by Ed Agter.

Focus Nature Wildlife photography by Aniket Sardana.

Dubi Shapiro Wildlife photography by Dubi Shapiro.

Janneman Natuurfotografie Wildlife photography by Jan Vertelman.

Myron Tay hails from Singapore and has been photographing birds here and more widely in the Asian-Pacific region since 2008. Some of his bird photographs from West Papua feature on our web site and many others can be found here:

Philip Koch Nature Wildlife photography by Philip Koch.

Wildlife art

Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen has brought a singular vitality to wildlife art. Uncompromisingly detailed and artfully composed, his work is at once vivid and startling, depicting seldom-illustrated species engaged in life's struggles — alive. To view Carel's work is to be pulled into the drama and diversity of life.

Birding directories

Birdingonthe.Net Birding for the 21st Century.

Bird links to the world Directory to 29,779 birding links.

Birdwatching Australia A directory of Australian bird watching tours, bird clubs, freelance guides, bird-orientated accommodation and reference information.

Fatbirder Linking birders worldwide...

Lloyd Nielsen's Birding Australia Features the book Birding Australia, the directory of birding which is essential reading for birders planning to visit Australia.

World Twitch Finding rare birds around the world.

Birding guides

Birding in Italy Bird watching trips through the 'boot'.

Outdoor directories

DirectoryOutdoor Outdoor directory and information on the web.

Diving Raja Ampat

CitySeahorse Special liveaboard charters for underwater photography and those who love marine life.

Danny Van Belle World-renowned marine wildlife videographer.

Travel operators

Ontdek Kenya Safaris Kenya tour operator of non-package nature safaris; specialty bird watching holidays, walking and photography tours and responsible wildlife viewing away from mass tourism.

Travel supplies

Long Road Travel Supplies Portable mosquito netting, canopy netting and bednets for home or abroad.