Protected Species in Raja Ampat & Indonesia

There are very few publicly available lists of Protected Species in Raja Ampat and Indonesia.  The below list has been compiled by The SEA People to the best of our knowledge and is based on the laws outlined in the legal base below.  This page will be updated whenever new information or law comes to our attention.

The species indicated are listed as Protected Species (animals) 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.

  • 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.
  • Any and all persons are prohibited to 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, within or outside Indonesia
  • 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 are considered to be criminal acts.

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