I have just returned from a trip with Shawn Heinrichs and his colleagues from Shark Savers to one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, the Islands of Raja Ampat. The Island chain is situated in the northwest Papua in the coral triangle, a bio- diversity hot spot in Indonesia. The Misool Conservation Center has established a highly effective patrol operation (supported by WildAid) within its leased No-Take-Zone of 168 square miles. Unfortunately for the rest of Raja Ampat, it is a sanctuary for sharks and rays, but without any real protection and with the newly expanded area of around 450 square miles, they really need help.
Field notes from Pauls expeditions and blog (http://www.paulhiltonphotography.com/index.php/field-notes/)