Conservation and The birds of Paradise
The Resort holds a high value towards eco-sustainability because the trek is directly behind our Resort, which means we have a duty to focus our resort on conservation and to take measures in limiting our activities on the environment. We are solar generated, we recycle all trash, our cottages are built from locally sourced materials and are built in such a way that they do not impact the natural landscape. Continuous planting around the resort is ongoing to encourage the local bird & butterfly population. The local guides are from the village and do not go into the jungle except to maintain the pathways for the trek.
Biodiversity Nature Resort is a great believer in supporting the local community and the movement towards ecotourism in Indonesia as much as we can. Our community programs range from education and conservation through to employment. Raja Ampat is luckier than other areas of Indonesia in that the local community is aware of the value of their environment and the need to look after it in order to support their way of life.
In order to support the local economy and contribute to biodiversity conservation, we outsource the walks and treks to local guides. They have walked the jungle trails since their childhood, and their depth of knowledge of the local plants, trees and animals inhabit these forests will astound you. They will also spot insects, wildlife and plants that our foreign eye would never see. By outsourcing the tour to the local guides we give them the option of preserving the beautiful birds of paradise instead of hunting them for souvenirs. Through this they also preserve the other jungle creatures that might be hunted for their rare beauty. The treks are non-invasive this way and are managed responsibly to avoid adverse effects on the animals concerned.
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The birds of Paradise trekkings
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