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Responsible Tourism 2018-07-17T15:04:30+00:00

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM INDONESIA

Our intent, as divers and nature lovers is to create a resort which provides environmentally sustainable accommodation and activities for travellers and tourists, and manages natural resources in the best possible way to enhance the lives of the surrounding community, while maintaining the quality of the natural environment around the island of Gam.

Our priority is to minimize the impact of our presence, thus conserving the surrounding environment of Biodiversity, as well as the areas we visit. The layout of the resort is arranged so as not to disturb the native habitat and thus to support conservation of the flora and fauna. We have built all the cottages in a traditional Papuan style, using sustainable local natural materials such as coconut wood and thatched roofs. We have tried to preserve the existing vegetation, cutting a minimum number of plants to create space for the resort, integrating our accommodation with nature to the fullest.

This is our formula of operation at Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort. We hope to provide you with a complete and memorable travel experience, both on and off the water.

HOW WILL YOUR VISIT BENEFIT THE AREA?

 

Your visit allows us to contribute to the local economy in many different ways and support the responsible tourism

  • Staff:

We employ 35 full time staff. We give priority to employing and training local villagers. Most of our staff are local ethnic Papuan, from the neighboring areas to our resort. Most of our staff were hired without any previous experience in the hospitality/diving industry. We provide training for them in all areas: kitchen, restaurant, housekeeping, boating staff, and dive guides.

  • Fish:

To protect our sea wildlife at our reefs, we have a strict policy of not eating reef fish. Most of our fish come directly from the fisherman from neighboring villages.

  • Village Products:

1) Our cooking oil is directly from the villages around us. Cooking oil is 100% natural coconut oil from the surrounding villages; it’s made exclusively by women.

2) Vegetables: we often buy spinach, sweet potatoes, green papaya, chilies, and seasonal fruit from the villages.

  • Wood

For the support of the local people, we order all our construction timber from the neighboring villagers and not from sawmill warehouses.

  • Thatched Roof

From the surrounding villages, we buy the thatched roof, that we use in 90% of our facilities. Thatched roof production is another activity that is exclusive to women.

  • Construction Workers

All our traditional construction materials are produced by labor from the neighboring villages.

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  • Jungle Treks

We coordinate with local village guides for Jungle Treks and Bird of Paradise Treks. While we do receive profits from these activities, guests pay the guides directly.

  • Village walks

To make the most of your journey we encourage our guests to visit the local villages and partake to some small extent in the life of a Papua family. This gives your visit a cultural, socially responsible, and personally enriching dimension.

These are the steps we are taking, in order to help the local people, to try and spread the wealth among the surrounding communities.

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