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Elia Ambrauw – Customary Leader and Conservation Activist in Kofiau District, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua

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The allure and natural opulence of Raja Ampat are widely acknowledged. However, this natural wonder will not last long if there is no one to help preserve it.

Mr. Elia Ambrauw, a venerable figure in Kofiau District, Raja Ampat Regency, champions conservation programs and promotes awareness within the community regarding the importance of preserving nature. According to Mr. Elia, nearly everyone in Kofiau now understands the significance of conservation and no longer uses environmentally unfriendly fishing gear. These preservation efforts are paying off, with an increasing abundance of fish now close at hand, eliminating the need to travel long distances to go fishing.

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